November, 2007

Angus Logan is the Senior Technical Product Manager for Windows Live Platform, a title he only dusts off occasionally.  Usually he’s too busy building out content for Windows Live Quick Apps, or creating cool tools like the Messenger IM control, …

At Searchification back in September Microsoft demoed a Webmaster portal designed to run side-by-side with the new Live Search, and it is now available in beta. The SEO blogs I’ve seen posting on this have mentioned that it is a private beta as they …

livespaces_logo Last week I mentioned about the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio that came up for download on Connect, well this week, I will be mentioning the Windows Live Spaces Photos API (alpha), which has also just come …

In a press release issued this morning, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire French mobile music company Musiwave.  The company is a leading provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators and media companies.  According to the press release:…

Last week, the Translation team blog posted about an add-in for your website or blog that uses the Windows Live Translator. In their post they show you exactly how to use this add-in. First off go to the add-in

Verizon Web Calling has powered the VOIP integration in Windows Live Messenger since the public beta of v8 early last year, though the service is at best is described as basic. However last week users of Web Calling received an …

Windows Live Custom Domains has today undergone its Wave 2 update that sees it renamed as Windows Live Admin Center, though the old url of domains.live.com still works. This name change reflects the wider array of features now offered by the service, …

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Welcome back to the third part of our deep dive in the Windows Live Quick Apps Website featuring the Contoso Bicycle Club. In this part we’ll take apart …

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Welcome back to the second part of our deep dive in the Windows Live Quick Apps Website featuring the Contoso Bicycle Club. In this part we’ll take a look at another custom user control found on the home page, the …

The Contoso Bicycle Club is a demonstration website put together to show off a number of Windows Live technologies and how easy it is to integrate these …

Today sees the start of the public beta for perhaps the most long-awaited Windows Live service – Windows Live Calendar. Two years ago on November 1st 2005 Bill Gates first announced Windows Live, so it’s fitting that the launch of the public beta …

image When I interviewed Angus Logan and Danny Thorpe at MixUK back in September, we were told about a new toolkit that would be coming for Visual Studio that would be very similar in design to the Facebook toolkit that Microsoft …

Back in September at MIX UK we got a first look at a Messenger presence feature. Today marks the release of this handy little addition to the Messenger family. But what does Windows Live Messenger IM Control actually do? Easiest …

Looks like nothing can stay quiet for long – a new installer featuring the final Windows Live Wave 2 programs is available for download thanks to Microsoft’s early preparations. While not much has changed in the applications themselves since the …

Microsoft just enabled the @live.xx signup! Go grab yours now! http://get.live.com/getlive/overview for the local domains (eg @live.co.uk) or use the following link for @live.com – @live.com signup.

So far the list of confirmed available aliases is:

Country Domain
ARGENTINA

Jacky Mok just posted a link to the system requirements for the soon to be released Windows Live Suite apps, and they include 64bit support, but only if you’re running Vista.  from Jacky’s blog post:

Platform 32 bits 64 bits

Windows Live Calendar made its first appearance last Friday evening (PST), was available for a while, but then access for new account sign ups was turned back off (if you logged in to Windows Live Calendar while it was available, …

LiveSino is reporting that Microsoft will be opening up registration for @live.com email addresses this Tuesday.  LiveSino, of course, is our sister site in China that translates our posts into Chinese and also has exclusive content of their own.  A …

In case you forgot that Windows Live Wave 2 is launching tomorrow night (for GMT through to PST – Wednesday morning for those ahead of GMT), Microsoft have put up a handy countdown clock to remind you.

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While it isn’t out “officially” yet, Windows Live Calendar popped up for the first time on Friday evening and it’s been up steadily here ever since (but only on some accounts).  Some of our readers haven’t been able to access it at …