March, 2007

There hasn’t been much news on Windows Live Mail desktop since 2006, with a minor update being released in February. With most Windows Live watchers expecting a v1 release at the beginning of the year, many are wondering what …

Posting may be a bit light in the next week as we convene in Seattle and Redmond for the MVP Summit (and a bit of a LiveSide Summit as well – not often that we all get together in the …

Calling all designers. Win one of 3 trips to MIX07 in Las Vegas in a prize package worth over $3000.  Just head over to http://www.visitmix.com/remix/contest/ to find out more and to download the REMIX zip file. 10 honorable mentions will …

Paul Thurrott reports that Windows Live OneCare will begin beta testing OneCare version 2.0 soon, with a final version to be released in the third quarter of 2007.  According to Thurrott:

the new version will include wireless connection setup and

We’ve been doing some work on bringing you a better LiveSide (and helping to defray some of the expenses – this is a labor of love to be sure!).  As part of that, we’ve signed up for some new ads …

There’s a new gadget in town according to the Live Search Team blog, one that allows you to search using Live Search. The gadget sits nicely in your sidebar and once you’ve put your search into it, just hit …

Blake Irving closing the Yahoo dealWe reported last week that rumors were floating around about Blake Irving’s potential retirement from Microsoft.  Now, Mary Jo Foley brings us a memo from the Live team, confirming that Blake Irving, Corporate VP for Windows Live, will …

In a report released February 28 and reported by Computerworld, Austrian researcher Andreas Cleminti from AV Comparatives rated Windows Live OneCare dead last out of 17 anti-virus programs, the only program in the comparison to receive no certification from Cleminti.…

We haven’t heard much chatter on this but Mary-Jo Foley is reporting that Blake Irving is to resign. Whether he was ousted or is leaving for personal reasons is unknown, and unsurprisingly there is no comment from Microsoft yet.…

As if by magic Windows Live Hotspot Locator has become MSN Wifi Hotspots. My original thoughts on the branding switch still apply; it might be frustrating for those who want to see Windows Live become a “super-brand” like Google but there …

Today Microsoft and Reuters announced a deal which will bring Reuters News Alerts direct to consumers’ desktops through Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger).

Windows Live Messenger customers who are keen to keep up-to-date with breaking news can sign up …

Today Microsoft is launching the “I’m Initiative,” a new charity program carried out through Windows Live Messenger, benefitting nine different organizations.  At the main site for I’m making a difference, you can learn more about the charities and how …