October, 2007

In a press release dated October 18, Microsoft and Dassault Systemes formally announced the launch of 3DVia:

REDMOND, Wash., and PARIS — Oct. 18, 2007 — Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3-D and product life-cycle management (PLM)

Microsoft has silently updated its Windows Live Account pages. They are now featuring the new Wave 2 look. In addition to the visual make-over the update brings a long requested and hinted at feature: Linked IDs.

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When you sign in …

Kip noted yesterday about WLPG getting an update from Windows Update and included a Microsoft KB link, but what that link doesn’t contain was what else might have come with that update. You might remember last month we hinted that …

Reports are coming in about an update coming through Windows Updates for the Windows Live Photo Gallery, updating to Beta 2.  I’m not seeing it as yet (Update: I had to “check for updates”, as OneCare won’t let me have …

Or more precisely, why are there so many Windows Live home pages? A blog post on Windows Live Wire the other day announced:

As you probably know by now, Windows Live Home is the central page for Windows Live on

Rob Dolin, a Program Manager on the Spaces team, posts tonite with an example of a programmatically created Windows Live Event:

API Details
The link should have taken you to an event create page with all of the specified parameters

image The Virtual Earth blog today announced the release of version 6 of its VE SDK. The new SDK is available online on MSDN as well as the interactive SDK on http://dev.live.com/. To get the new version, all you need …

Lots of goodness with the new 3D features of Live Maps – one thing to see it on a big screen at Searchification but a whole ‘nother world to be able to play with it in real time.

Unlike some …

In a press release issued today, Microsoft announced the “final updates to the fall release of its Live Search service” (most of which was at least mentioned at Searchification).  The new stuff, condensed from the press release:

Maps and …

We’ve mentioned the incorporation of Birds Eye view into Live Maps 3D before, but it’s a little hard to describe without actually seeing it.  Looks live someone posted a video to YouTube though, that shows off the new technology.  …

From Bink.nu: A new SDK is available for Virtual Earth, and includes support for using 3D Maps in 3rd party map applications.  From the SDK:

3D Maps

The Virtual Earth map control now supports 3D maps. This is

Windows Live Events, set to launch at the time of this posting, 5pm PDT (Redmond time), is a new feature of Windows Live Spaces that makes it easy to create, manage, and share events using Windows Live Spaces.  Here …

Today the Windows Live SkyDrive team released an updated version of the SkyDrive online storage service. While the service stays in beta for now this release incorporates several minor but very convenient changes that are detailed in their team blog

Microsoft rolled out a killer feature that we haven’t talked about yet in their last Windows Live Spaces update.  They are calling it “Windows Live What’s New” and it acts as a direct competitor to Facebook’s News Feed.  …

The MSN UK Homepage team reported that the switch on an updated version of Windows Live Today was flipped last Tuesday. Looking for the changes of the feature that can be reached from within Windows Live Messenger I was disappointed …

The latest improvements coming to Windows Live Spaces introduced a few changes to the way photos are handled, but with all of the announcements about Events and the changes to SkyDrive, you may have missed what has just happened.  We …

Looks like some of the changes we’re expecting are starting to roll out in Spaces land – new SkyDrive integration, a changed Spaces “What’s New” page, and more Events sightings (although no sign of the product itself, yet).

Jamie T. …

olsb With 450,000 domains in use with Office Live (now Office Live Small Business), its becoming clear that there is a market for a connected set of services helping small businesses to establish, maintain, and grow a web presence.  We …

Remember the Wave 2 launch dates given last month by Microsoft France? It seems that Windows Live Events could be just around the corner after a link to the service  was spotted in a Live Search cached page. What makes …

Larry Hyrb, known to the Xbox Live community as “Major Nelson“, revealed that he will be in a meeting next week with Ray Ozzie, among others, to talk about the future of Live Services at Microsoft.  Major Nelson …