July, 2007

Just opened up the MSN UK Portal (http://uk.msn.com/) and noticed that there’s now a Full Page Live Earth Interactive Flash Ad, which can be seen by clicking your mouse in the top right hand corner. I’m not sure if …

A new version of the Mobile Search application for Windows Mobile, Java-enabled phones and Blackberry’s is now available. New features in the client application (http://wls.live.com) include:

  • Movie times
  • Traffic directions and GPS integration
  • Cache option to save map imagery

I just went to register a new hotmail address, so I went to www.hotmail.com, clicked on Sign Up, selected a free account, and what did I get presented with? Well, this:

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Upon investigation, it looks to only be the @live.com domain at …

At the World Partner Conference in Denver today, they took a look at Windows Live and the opportunities that are there for companies to take advantage of the services that are offered by Windows Live. They showed off two applications …

Compete.com, one of a number of sites reporting search market share, has released figures for June showing a substantial increase in search share in June for Live Search:

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According to a blog on the site, much of this …

After the earlier signs that the OneCare 2.0 beta was about to get started, its finally available for the public to test. You’ll need to fill in your email address and country to get the download, which has the …

image Did you miss any of the action over the weekend from Live Earth? Don’t want to watch the whole performance to see just one artist? Well now you can choose what artist’s set list you want to watch, when you …

Rolling straight on from Windows Live Folders and Photo Gallery it looks like the Windows Live teams have yet another new service up their sleeves. Windows Live Events looks set to fill a gap in the current Windows Live portfolio, …

As we have mentioned, there is a new look for the next wave of Live products and services that we have seen with Messenger, Writer and Mail, mainly with the removal of the flair. Well, today Live Gallery gets the …

Just in case you missed it, the Live Earth concerts take place this weekend to highlight climate change. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, you can watch the concerts online at http://liveearth.msn.com/ both during the performances and afterwards. …

In the first part of this article I explained how to integrate Windows Live ID into your own web site, how to call it and what information it returned and how to access that information.

Now that is all fine …

Congrats to the Virtual Earth team for publishing 26 terabytes of updates, on time for their “July publish” (1 terabyte = 1024 gb).  That’s just a big impressive number, wow.

The new updates include a new feature, called “hill …

In an email sent to Windows Live OneCare testers, Microsoft confirmed the imminent start of the OneCare 2.0 beta program. Designated as a “pre-premiere”, OneCare 2.0 will not be available as a public beta initially.

New features we should be seeing …

Kommersant.com announced yesterday that MSN will be taking aim at yet another market.  This time, they are focused on Russia.  According to the article, the content for MSN Russia will be provided by Kommersant, Reuters, and the AP.  Geoff Sutton, …

Running Windows Vista? Noticed the Windows CardSpace applet in the Vista control panel but not sure what its for? That may soon change if Windows Live ID provides CardSpace integration.

Formerly called InfoCard, CardSpace integration with Windows Live was discussed back in March