August, 2007

The Space Craft posted tonight on some new features for Spaces photos (thanks, Brandon!):

High resolution photo upload,

highres

and photo printing by HP Snapfish.

snapfish

Now you can upload “hi resolution ” photos by selecting “optimize photos for printing”.  Note that there is no control over …

As you might expect, I read a lot of blogs, and the other night I just happened to come across an entry in Steve Kafka’s blog on an unusual endeavor by some ‘Softies in Mountain View.  Apparently in the classic tradition of Microsoft pranks, the software engineers/carpenters turned …

The Windows Live Custom Domains team just launched version 2.0 featuring the new Wave 2 UI and a bunch of new features.

According to their team blog the highlights of this release are:

  •  E-Mail optional domains: Your can now register a domain to host Windows Live IDs without the

Our friend PicturePan2 just noticed something interesting over at home.live.com, newly added icons for Windows Live Calendar, and what we assume is Windows Live Events:

homedotlive Cal and Events

(you won’t see these unless you are signed out of home.live.com)

The new icons, a calendar page and a calendar with balloons …

 Liveside-Glass-07Ok so the stickers are on the way.  Only about $175 US  in postage, not too bad! 

We’ve used Windows Live Mail (and some of you have used Windows Live Hotmail), and Live Maps and Live Maps Collections, along with Windows Live Writer to get to this …

Yes the Information Card support in Live ID v5 we’ve been raving about has now been announced. To recap, CardSpace, and the Information Cards it manages, allows you to log into a website without entering your password, reducing the risk of both phishing attacks and keyloggers. Angus Logan …

Just a quick note – I’ll have more this weekend.  The LiveSide Stickers are all on their way!

Some rough and quick numbers:

  • Total number of envelopes sent: just over 200
  • Total countries represented: 39
  • Postage: about $175 US

Live Maps Collections pushpins allow for an embedded image …

Microsoft and Nokia are set to announce a new agreement that brings Windows Live services to selected Nokia S60 devices. From today, customers in 11 countries will be able to download the new Windows Live suite, giving access to Windows Live Hotmail, Messenger, Contacts and Spaces. This extends the agreement

Microsoft looks to have added another company to its growing group of Windows Live partners with Reuters reporting that Bebo is to use the platform for its social networking site. Recently declared the largest social networking service in the UK, and reputedly having 36million users globally, Bebo will add …

There is yet another twist on the web search research being done by by Microsoft, with the Live Search Trial Program lining up alongside the likes of Live Search Club, Imagine Live Search and as announced today, Tafiti.

The program appears to have started a few …

Tafiti, an experimental demonstration site that combines Live Search with Silverlight has just been launched. It’s described as follows:

Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search

We’re less than 48 hours into the LiveSide stickers giveaway, and we’re already at over 100 requests for stickers.  What’s even more amazing is where the requests have come from:

LiveSide Stickers (click on the picture to check out the Live Maps Collection)

I’ve spent a good part of …

OK so you guys rock.  Thanks for all the help on getting LiveSide Wave 3.x going, and for all your input.  We love feedback, we love tips, and we really appreciate all the comments and suggestions.  Keep it up!

One of our readers, Daniel Ordonez, …

We’ve been telling you about Info Card for quite a while, but in all the excitement (and a few bugs to iron out) surrounding the new Live ID associations with LiveSide Community Server log in, it took us a minute to notice that Info Cards are live and …

It was hinted at earlier in the week with the Windows Live Hotmail update, yes the Windows Live Calendar beta is fast approaching.  Its now available to some special people in a dogfood form (pre-beta) at http://dogfood.calendar.live.com/. Unfortunately if you aren’t a Microsoft employee you’ll just be seeing the …

image The web authentication SDK for Windows Live ID has hit version 1.0 today and is now available for download, according Angus Logan’s blog post. This means that websites can now easily integrate the Windows Live ID login to their site to take advantage of the massive …

What’s going on here?! Two sign in buttons?

Don’t fret, you’re not seeing a bug, it’s the new Windows Live ID SSO addon I’ve built for Community Server.

You can now choose how to sign into Liveside.net, via the normal sign in page or via Windows Live ID. …

Yes the Hotmail team has been quiet for a while since their v1 launch, however they’ve just launched a small but feature-packed update. As well as offering free accounts the new storage size of 5GB, paying customers (Hotmail Plus or MSN Premium) now get 10GB.

Ellie over …

With the announced release of Windows Live Hotmail still rolling out, a bit more information has come out in the form of some blog posts from Hotmail team members. 

First, Steve Kafka goes more in depth into cleaning up your address book, with an explanation of “clean …

LiveSide.net on your mobile.  Simply go to liveside.net, and it’ll redirect you to the mobile version of the home page.  Please note that it’s only for the homepage news so you wont get the thinned down theme on the rest of the pages.

This is taken from WM6, …