April, 2007

You might remember that back at the start of March, Nathan Weinberg put a post up showing off the current internal build of Windows Live Writer. Well, since then, there was been nothing new that has been shown by anyone, until now. The Austrian MSDN blog has just …

I’m Chris Weeïnk, a Microsoft MVP Windows Live Developer, and this is my first blog post here at LiveSide. I’ve been around in the Windows Vista and MSN/Windows Live communities for a while and I primarily focused on helping developers in those communities.

A couple of days ago, Microsoft launched the alpha version of …

Lots going on at Mix07, with Silverlight, and the Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live alpha.  Chris posted on the Silverlight website, and just now the dev.live.com site has been updated to include Silverlight, as well as the new Spaces controls, an updated Virtual Earth/Live Maps interactive SDK, and …

Today at Mix07 Microsoft is set to announce a a new collaboration service between Silverlight (formerly WPF/E) and Windows Live.

Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ is a companion service for Silverlight that makes it easier for developers and designers to deliver and scale rich media as part

Mix 07, the Microsoft sponsored web developers conference in Las Vegas begins with registration tonight and the Ray Ozzie/Scott Guthrie keynote set for 9:30 PDT tomorrow (Monday April 30).  So what to expect?  Well lots of news and in depth coverage of a whole new set of APIs (application …

Thanks to Nasa for posting on a new Windows Live Messenger site, offering tips on basics, sharing folders, personalization, games and activities, and more.

 

 

Read more on the Messenger blog or on the site.…

Can you say deja vu? A year and a month after the existing Windows Live UI was first seen it looks as though the flair may be on its way out. Here’s a few pictures showing where things are heading; those of you using Windows Vista will no doubt …

Mix07 starts on Sunday, and with a Ray Ozzie keynote, and lots more Windows Live news, some kind of understanding of what’s coming in Windows Live Wave 2 should begin to emerge.

Some of this news is starting to filter out already, and CNET posted today on some …

With almost a full set of Windows Live services now out of beta, we thought we’d take a look at all those currently available and choose our top 10 features / mini-services that most people aren’t currently using and should be.

  1. Windows Live Mail desktop has a “View by Conversation” option that

Windows Live Gallery (http://gallery.live.com), according to Nielson the most visited personalization site on the internet with over 3.9 million unique users and over 27 million page views in March, is updating to provide more content and a new look.  Check out the new features and the new …

As we posted earlier, a new relaunched MSN Soapbox has been announced, and is available for trial for those who are in the Soapbox beta.  In addition, a new version of MSN Videos, at next.video.msn.com has launched as well, and is available for anyone to view.

From …

A post on the Soapbox Team Blog has alerted users that a change is coming as the Soapbox site goes down for a couple of hours whilst they make some changes to both the front end and the back end of the service.

“We have taken all of

The Windows Live Product Search Team has just released changes to Windows Live Product Search that boost customer-perceived relevance by increasing the number of query results with images to 88.6%. Previously, the number of query results with images was an average of 79.2%, with the rest having an

Mary Jo Foley is reporting, citing an internal memo, that Live Search General Manager Dane Glasgow is leaving Microsoft to “work for various nonprofits and spend more time with his family”.  Glasgow was one of a few direct reports to the new head of the Live Search

Live.com has offered, among many others, a gadget to put your Windows Live Mail on a Live.com page.  Problem is that the gadget hasn’t worked for quite some time, and now we have an explanation, and a reason for hope that it will again.

According to the

So far I’ve shown you how to create basic plugins for Windows Live Writer, in this next guide I’m going to show you how you can use settings in your plugin to make things easier for your end user, you can create default options (that they can …

While news on the “Live Drive” front has been rather non-existant of late, there are some signs that may be about to change. A new service, Windows Live Folders beta, was recently listed on the Windows Live Feedback site, though it was only a matter of days …

So we’re playing with sending messages via Spaces, and its kinda cool!

To send a message, first (you must be signed in), hover over a profile pic somewhere in Spaces, and you’ll get an open window:

 Just click on “send a message” (doh), and you get a nice …

Some new stuff and some interesting numbers from Spaces: it’s now available in 51 countries in 25 languages, there have been 93 million spaces created since Spaces was released, and more than 111 million people a month use Spaces. More than 18 million photos 8 million photos (corrected, …

Just a reminder with all the new stuff to play with on Spaces, we have a LiveSide space at http://windowsliveside.spaces.live.com.  Add us to your friends list, sign our Guestbook, and send us a message!

And yes we realize we don’t update it all that often, www.LiveSide.net keeps …