April, 2007

Omniture, Inc. a leading provider of online business optimization software, yesterday announced it will work with Microsoft on its new Windows Live Messenger i’m Initiative. As you may know every time a customer has a conversation using i’m, Microsoft …

This has been around for a couple of months now, but with the closing date set for 15th May, that leaves a final month to go in for this competition. So what is it? Well, MSN UK is running a …

Windows Live Hotmail, a completely rebuilt web based mail client set to replace MSN Hotmail, started its rollout to selected markets this week.  This morning, I talked on the phone with two members of the Windows Live Hotmail team from …

Microsoft Developer Evangelist Peter Laudati wrote last week that Virtual Earth (Live Maps) has been virtually ignored, while the blogging bubble went ga ga over Google’s myMaps feature.  Robert Scoble retorted that Live Maps Collections, while cool, is too …

 

Comscore has released its latest online search engine rankings for the US, and Microsoft made another incremental increase in share of online searches in the month of March.  This marks the third gain after a number of months of …

Windows Live Hotmail, currently in Milestone 10 of a unique and interesting beta, is set to come out of beta as early as this week, according to a number of indications, including this post on Messenger Stuff.  The …

Its been coming for a while but finally some action – Windows Live Hotmail has just been launched in Belgium and India. While there is no change from the M10 build that launched a few weeks ago, its nice to see …

Mobile users are continuing to feel the love from Windows Live. For those Blackberry users who have been waiting to try out Live Search for Mobile, good news – a Blackberry beta version is now available for you at http://wls.live.com/

Although Donavon updated his Mix07 post announcing the winners of the Remix contest, I just wanted to give a special mention to a few people who’s names I recognised.

Ian Muir came in the top three with Horror Flick

Last night saw the migration of the Windows Live beta pages from ideas.live.com to get.live.com. While this move now provides a central location for all Windows Live services, it puts a question mark over how future Windows Live betas will …

Today saw an update for Windows Live Gallery which features new categories, and a new rating system for the users who upload something to show that these users are people you can trust to download their creations.

New Categories

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One more post on the Xbox/Windows Live Messenger marriage.  While pricing or availability have not been announced, a picture of the new text input device, which fits in between the “horns” of the Xbox controller, has surfaced.

Kotaku has more

Back in February, we reported on the upcoming Live Earth concert series, sponsored by MSN, to combat global warming.  Today, they have announced the lineup of artists who will be performing as well as the venues, spread throughout the …

Microsoft confirmed in a press release that Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360 will launch the week of May 7.  The 260 million plus Windows Live Messenger users will be able to connect with 6 million Xbox Live community members …

With user feedback being a key driving force behind Windows Live, the Windows Live Spaces survey currently linked from the Spaces homepage gives a possible insight into areas the Spaces team may be looking to develop.

Unsurprisingly a key theme throughout the …

A new video floating around the web today brings us news of an update to Xbox 360, including integration with Windows Live Messenger, allowing Messenger conversations from within Xbox, the ability to see what game a Messenger contact is playing, …

What is 1 in 3? Your odds of winning a one of 10 Zunes or 3 trips to Las Vegas in the Remix MIX contest. Right now there are about 35 entries in the Remix MIX Gallery. Of those, …

A new major revision of Live Maps was released today, with a number of new features and enhancements.  At the top of the list is Firefox (v 1.5 or later) support for 3D mapping.  In addition, memory management and cache …

Along with recent news of Windows Live Hotmail being updated to M10 and talk of it being released in the coming weeks,the latest news is that Hotmail Plus users will now notice the storage meter showing 4GB. As usual …

In recent weeks Yahoo Mail has been getting a lot of attention and for the right reasons. First it was their decision to provide all Yahoo Mail users with unlimited storage. With Windows Live Hotmail currently offering 2GB (4GB