August, 2007

From the “woah, Microsoft is UNSTOPPABLE” category, Chris just noticed that the color of the (too large??) header turns colors with the changing time of the day.  Here in sunny Seattle we’re still in the light blue zone:

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(while we’re here, note the inclusion of Calendar in the …

With SkyDrive not even 6 hours old, we already have our first addins for it. The Spaces and SkyDrive team have just unveiled a new module for your Windows Live Space, one that shows the public folders you have on your SkyDrive account. To access it, sign into …

Yet another bolt out the blue (maybe not), Microsoft just launched the new Windows Live Home beta portal. At the moment it offers only basic functionality, ie no integration, just access to all the Windows Live services. Funnily enough, it also links to the new Windows

As if we needed to see the gulf between Google and the rest, the Windows Live SkyDrive rename and update has only just hit the top of techmeme and yet Google has already updated its index and ranking and is continuing to do so. Yahoo and Live Search …

skydriveWell, as Chris announced, SkyDrive is here and sports a nice new Wave 2 look, so let’s take a look at exactly what has changed, and what you can do with SkyDrive now.

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Previously Accessed Folders

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Today sees the somewhat expected renaming of Windows Live Folders to its final name, Windows Live Skydrive. There is also a significant update to the service, extending the basic functionality that was criticised somewhat at the start of the initial beta. New features include:

  • Drag and drop file

I got bored yesterday, so to satisfy an hours’ boredom, I took a look at the buttons on the Windows Live Toolbar as you can easily create your own. There are two ways of doing it, the easy way, or the more advanced way, which I will now …

At a briefing given to Japanese press about Windows Live, Tetuya Onoda  (Windows Live Director) held up a nice big picture of the new Windows Live Homepage that looks set to replace the existing personalised Live.com page. Featuring the new Wave 2 UI, the portal acts as a true …

In the previous two articles I showed you how to use the Windows Live ID login control in your web site then we developed a custom Membership provider so that you could hook Windows Live ID in with asp.net’s build in user management features. This article will show you it’s …

Last week Windows Live Family Safety got updated to allow parents to have some control over who their children can have on their contact list within Windows Live Messenger, so long as you are using the current version (which for this to work needs to be 8.5).

To …

Back at the beginning of March, Microsoft launched the “I’m Initiative,” a new charity program carried out through Windows Live Messenger. At the homepage, you can learn more about the charities that are recieving donations and how by putting one of the special “I’m” emoticons in your display …

Some things just seem to keep reappearing like a bad penny, and for Windows Live its undoubtedly the naming strategy. Since the Folders beta was expanded earlier this week, the login page has referenced the service as Windows Live Skydrive. As we’ve talked about previously, Skydrive was the

First, thanks for all the input on our recent upgrade.  We really appreciate it.  Nick has done a great job for us – if you use Community Server, or want to, his contact information is at the bottom of our site.

One feature we are trying out on …

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Yesterday we released a newly redesigned Liveside.net.  In the poll, about 50% of you voted that it needed work.

Well after a days worth of work, I’ve managed to make of the suggested themes into a CS 2007 theme.  There’s still some bugs, but they should be …

image Windows Live Agents might be a new term for some people, but the idea of them certainly isn’t: Windows Live Agents are basically Messenger bots that you have in your contact list. One of the more popular bot creation tools was the Buddyscript from Colloquis, who in …

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Chris noted that Wave 2 of the Windows Live products and services is fully underway with new updates coming in the future, well, I would like to announce the release of Wave 3 of Liveside.net.

As you should now be able to see, we have had a slight …