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If the internet were a battleground, then datacenters would be the nuclear missile silos. (I guess that also makes developers the cannonfodder!) According to Russian news site CNews, Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Russian datacenter in Irkutsk, …

Kevin over at http://dev.live.com has posted about a slight tweak that’s needed for using the Windows Live Tools with the recently released Visual Studio 2008.

Known Issue: When using the current Windows Live Tools release with the Visual Studio 2008

So we took down the Messenger v9 post which we just made. If you missed it, it contained the feature list for the build which was made available to some testers earlier today, after the invites were sent out last

No sooner has the Windows Live Wave 2 suite been released than the first Wave 3 beta begins – Windows Live Messenger v9. Unlike the betas that have just finished, the Messenger v9 beta is being run from Microsoft Connect …

In recent weeks those using FolderShare have had much to complain about. The service has been down more than its been up, and a quick look at FolderShare newsgroup shows that for a service such as this, 99.9% uptime is the minimum …

We just wrote about the Windows Live services we use here at LiveSide, and Windows Live is starting to make a concerted push for organizations to make use of the same services.  Harvey Sanchez, the Online Strategy Lead for Microsoft …

Andy from Messenger Stuff noticed that the Windows Live WebMessenger dogfood signin page has been updated, and now features a different screenshot of the service. The new webmessenger service started external testing back in September, but since then things have been …

Microsoft announced in a press release on Wednessday night the release of OneCare 2.0, the latest version of the Anti-Virus/backup/computer maintenance offering from Windows Live.  Only now it’s Thursday night and http://onecare.live.com is still offering up version 1.6.  Clearly something …

Today marks the launch of Windows Live OneCare 2.0, Microsoft’s 2nd revision of its all-in-one home computer management offering, combining anti-virus, firewall, spyware protection and backup software all into the same application.

So what’s new in this version?  According to a new OneCare 2.0

Looks like OneCare 2.0 could be going gold very soon. As well as it showing up on Amazon.com with a retail release date of next week, an email sent to OneCare users tonight suggests that a web release will be even …

Microsoft is apparently following up on plans to purchase French mobile music company MusiWave from OpenWave, for $46 million in cash and assuming another $4 million in debt, according to an AP story on Yahoo Finance, via David Hunter …

As you may have noted, LiveSide recently added the Windows Live Translator tool (tell us what you think). 

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We actually use quite a list of Windows Live products at LiveSide, some we’ve been using for quite a while. …

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 …