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 …

Posted on the Live Wire blog earlier today, news of some new additions to the @live.xx family.  If you live in these areas, you can sign up for a country specific @live address now, by going to get.live.com/mail/overview

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Thanks to Josh at Windows Connected for pointing out a new download now available that adds in menu options to be able to open and save documents directly to Office Live Workspaces when it becomes available.  From the download details

Well it didn’t take long for information to start appearing about the Messenger 9 Beta – a poster over on the WinBeta Forums has posted a welcome email and some screenshots.  According to the post, the email says, in part:…

Following the launch of Windows Live Wave 2 earlier this month, its unsurprising to hear that Microsoft is gearing up for a large advertising campaign to push the new suite of services. With Windows Live aiming to be the Software and …

Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive. The Journal doesn’t offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:…

Today, Microsoft Netherlands released Invite2Messenger which allows new Windows Live Messenger users to send out invitations to their contacts from Hotmail, Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail. Existing Messenger users can also use the website if they have a …

In the latest Compete traffic rankings for video services released today, MSN Video shows a marked improvement in October compared to September. Visits were up 25.3% to 35m, giving it almost 9% of the video market in 2nd place. In …

Conspicuously missing from all the wave 2 upgrades and marketing for the new look Windows Live has been Live.com, the one time personalized home page of the future.  Once the golden child of Windows Live, touted as the …