September, 2007

At MixUK this week, I got a chance to sit down with Danny Thorpe and Angus Logan who are both very much involved with the Windows Live Platform. It was an interesting chat, finding out some new information, so take …

At a briefing given to French press yesterday about Microsoft’s calendar year so far, Laurent Delaporte VP for Microsoft France kindly gave the Windows Live Wave 2 launch as November 2007. This will include the following:

  • Software – Messenger 8.5,

MSN At Mix UK Danny Thorpe and Angus Logan gave us a first look at a new feature that’s coming soon, dubbed Messenger Presence. Users of the Web2Messenger service will already be familiar with the concept of this, as basically it …

One of the nice features of the new Windows Live Photo Gallery beta is its ability to publish photos directly to Spaces.  However users have been asking for the ability to publish photos to other services (such as Flickr), much like …

Anand, a Security PM for Windows Live Messenger, posted tonight on the Inside Windows Live Messenger blog that rolling out in the next few weeks, if you haven’t already upgraded your Messenger to at least 8.1 (the current version released …

Steve Lombardi posted today on the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog with a request for help:

For our next release we have some pretty neat Collection enhancements coming and could use your help right now in preparation. Helping is

LifeCam vx 7000

Microsoft today announces two new LifeCams, webcams built for use with Windows Live Messenger.  A desktop model, the VX 7000, pictured above, features:

a 2.0 megapixel sensor to deliver High Definition video (2.0 MP) and still photography (7.6 MP

At the company meeting last week, the new Live Search 2.0 was demoed and has since received rave reviews from Microsoft employees (yes even mini). Sean Earp’s impresions were picked up by Scoble, with relevance still seeming to be the …

 

It’s a pretty well known fact that Steven Sinofsky, SVP for Windows and Windows Live, has set a precedent of being tight-lipped at Windows Live when it comes to talking to bloggers.  Well, that’s why we were pleasantly …

The Microsoft Company Meeting was held on Wednesday (Sept 5) in Seattle, and along with paper airplane throwing, BillG’s last company meeting, some stuff about busses, and the waving around of a phantom Zune, there was some interesting Windows Live …

I have really been having a lot of fun with this sticker giveaway thing, thanks everyone for participating, and remember you can send in a link to a picture and a note and we’ll put it up on our map.…

Following on from the PR escapades of this week, it seems as though Microsoft are at it again, this time with Live Search. An invite only event called Searchification is taking place at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus on …

Darren Straight has been snooping around some Windows Live Translator domain names, and today, for the first time, the Windows Live Translator beta site is live.  According to Darren, the following urls are now working:

We haven’t …

Weather Central a provider of state-of-the-art broadcast weather solutions, has today announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft. The alliance integrates worldwide aerial, satellite imagery and mapping technology provided by Microsoft Virtual Earth into Weather Central’s 3D interactive software applications …

Well it’s taken a while to get here, but it looks like Windows Live is becoming a better defined and somewhat unified set of services.  Of course there’s still a lot of work left to do, but today’s debut of …

It has been discovered since the launch of the Live Installer yesterday that there is an apparent bug that prevents it from being installed on 64 bit systems. Now the programs themselves will run on x64 systems, it’s the installer …

The Windows Live Wire blog this morning published an entry from Chris Jones, Vice President, Windows Live Team, announcing the Windows Live suite.

Included in the suite, which will allow for a single installation of any or all of these …

OK the truth is I really wanted to rip the NY Times article for what it was, a PR hack job.  An embarrassingly bad PR hack job, at that.  But then first of all I’m only some guy who’s been …

In an article appearing in the Sunday Sept 2 version of the online NY Times, with a publish date of Sept. 3, John Markoff of the NY Times reports that Microsoft is prepared to release it’s software “suite” this week

Our own Scott Lovegrove, or ScottIsaFool, was recognized on Friday by the Writer Zone, the blog of Windows Live Writer:

I wanted to send out a little love out to Scott Lovegrove (http://scottisafool.spaces.live.com/) on behalf of the