May, 2007

Windows Live Gallery is the “one stop shop” for gadgets and add-ins for Windows and Windows Live.  The site has recently upgraded with a new look and some new content, and we talked to Lead Program Manager Chris Butler about

As the last post on Windows Live Folders got a bit too long, here’s further information on the Windows Live Folders service. Click to enlarge the screenshots.

After the intial signin to the service, the user is presented with …

One beta ends and suddenly five more spring up in its place. We can finally get the talk around Windows Live going again – the Windows Live Folders site has just opened up in preparation for the beta. (Please note the beta …

Just a few more points on Windows Live Folders:

  • The Windows Live Folders homepage is now offline.
  • The beta has not started and there is no signup page yet either. Subscribe to our RSS feed if you want to know when

Getting started with Window Live Writer Plugins

Writing a plugin for Windows Live Writer is actually fairly easy. The biggest problem you’re going to come across is thinking about what to actually add.

There are currently a number of plugins

Making silly web videos to promote the launch of your product is all the rage at Microsoft these days, so of course the worldwide launch of Windows Live Hotmail, this week, also saw the launch of a self-described “viral” (see …

Well not really breaking news as the release was announced a month ago, but the Xbox Live dashboard update is now available, and includes Windows Live Messenger integration:

Members of the six-million-strong Xbox LIVE community currently send more than two

Richard Sim, Senior Product Manager for Windows Live Hotmail posts an interesting and comprehensive list of what the Hotmail team has accomplished since starting the project almost two and a half years ago. As he says, “(t)he UI and features that …

Microsoft just announced that Windows Live Hotmail is launching globally in 36 languages, double the number of languages offered by its predecessor MSN Hotmail.  You can read the press release here.

I talked to Paul Major, Director of Windows Live …

In case you missed it during the Windows Live Hotmail announcement, the press release contained a brief sentence relating to the Windows Live desktop email client, now just called Windows Live Mail – “Windows Live Mail, a free consumer e-mail client …

With the news coming from Microsoft that Windows Live Mail will be succeeding Outlook Express and Windows Mail in Vista, Tanja from the Windows Live Mail team was able to post some details about the upcoming beta.  Coming “in just a …

In conjunction with Live Earth, the concert series being hosted by MSN, Windows Live Spaces is holding a contest where you can win a road trip across America to see the concert on July 7 (07/07/07) at Giants Stadium …

Just checked my various Hotmail inboxes to find an invitation to a launch party: 

…looks like Windows Live Hotmail will be out of beta soon :)…

In an interview yesterday at Mix ’07, Mary Jo Foley asked Brian Arbogast, Corporate Vice President Windows Live Developer & Communications Platform, about Windows Live Calendar (good question, Mary Jo!).

While she didn’t get a lot of information, Arbogast …

When Microsoft announced the renaming of WPF/e to Silverlight two weeks ago, it was a first indication that maybe there was something different about this new Microsoft product.  A name that “gets it”, one that defies the ridiculous Microsoft naming …