June, 2007

With last week’s release of beta 2 of Windows Live Writer, the Writer Team released a new set of API documentation, but not for plugin development (sadly), rather for Blog Service Providers to enable features within Writer itself. This …

The Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta that Andre Da Costa spotted last week is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. As announced at the Windows Live Hotmail launch, it is free for all users, though with no Genuine …

If you’re still having problems installing any of the new Windows Live betas (Mail, Messenger and Writer) and our quick/dirty fix didn’t work for you, you might want to try giving the more official fix a try. Posted by the Writer …

If you looked back 18 months at the discussion around Windows Live, MSN and Microsoft’s search strategy, the current market-share situation is almost counter-intuitive to what was largely expected. They area of most focus has been search, yet despite large improvements made …

There’s a new project brewing in Microsoft Live Labs, Windows Live PhotoZoom.  This alpha project from Ray Ozzie’s Concept Development Team is Silverlight based and allows seamless zoom controls on consumer photos in a web based application. PhotoZoom also makes use of the Photosynth / Seadragon technology developed …

Do a search in Live.com or MSN.com, and as of today, if you type in an address you should get an inline interactive map as the first answer, according to the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog.

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Farwan Thawar, a Product Manager for Live Search in Toronto, has posted a nice 3 part interview with Blake Irving, Corporate Vice President of Windows Live Platform.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

In the interview, Irving talks about …

Michael Arrington from TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft is at work on a new “very cool” search product at its Mountain View campus.

Microsoft has gathered a team of twenty or more “rock star” developers who’ve been tasked at building their

After discussion last week that Windows Live OneCare 1.6 had been released, it is now available to all users from onecare.live.com. Users already running OneCare will be upgraded over the next few weeks, however you may prefer not to wait.…

Today sees MSN Soapbox return to a public beta after having closed back in March. The reason given for the closure was that Microsoft needed time to deliver a technological solution to resolve the piracy issues that have plagued other user-generated …