December, 2007

OfficeLiveMicrosoft announced today that it is rolling out entry into the beta of Office Live Workspaces, a new service that will allow document storage in the cloud from within Office applications.  You can sign up for the beta, and …

Being in the same room with Bill Gates, while it wasn’t breathtakingly nerve-wracking (he is, after all, a geek, and we weren’t there for a performance review, we were just lucky enough to be able to ask him a few

We love product team surveys. Not only do they give users the chance to give feedback on a wide range of areas, they often contain leading questions about where the product could be heading. Today’s product team survey is brought to …

Last night Yahoo launched a new beta, its WPF powered IM client – Yahoo Messenger for Vista. A demo was shown at CES in January 2007, however performance was noted to be poor and as a result there has been a 12 month …

Ben Romano, a Tech writer for the Seattle Times, has an interesting tidbit in Tech Tracks today, that MSN and Windows Live product teams will not be moving from their home in what’s known as Red West, a Microsoft …

Microsoft have released a new bit of documentation on MSDN which will allow sites to let their users show their Messenger presence on that website. The documentation gives you all the information you need, and code sample to get going …

 LiveSide is an enthusiasts website.  We follow Windows Live because we’re intrigued by the promise of the software and services, and we’re honored to have developed a following and a reputation as a reliable source of news about Windows Live.  …

Today at the Mix’n’Match conference taking place in Redmond, Microsoft announced a new Windows Live service that enables the sharing of data through standard web feeds such as RSS and Atom: FeedSync. The specification is now available to developers from …

Recently I was asked how to display Rich media (mainly video) in Sharepoint 2007 by our communications department. This shouldn’t be too hard to do so time to whip up a quick demo/proof of concept to make sure that it …

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the Volta Technology Preview. Volta is a toolset that allows to developers to split their application easily into different client and server parts. This decision is usually taken very early in the design process, …

Just got the transcript of our hour with Bill Gates, so I wanted to get it up for you as soon as I could.  Bill started out with a little preamble about the future of computing, and then it was …

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times reports that WebFives will be ceasing operations at the end of the year, after being bought by Microsoft. The Seattle start-up was started by Mike Toutonghi, the former Microsoft Distinguished Engineer who started Windows …