April, 2008

In this installment of our discussion with Steve Lombardi from Live Search Maps, Steve talks a little about street labels in Bird’s Eye Imagery, and shows us around Tours in 3D, how to add them to your collections, and how to create a movie from a 3D Tour, …

Ever seen this cool product in a store and wished you could do a price comparison, read reviews on the product or see how it’s rated on the spot? The Live Search Mobile team lets us know the following:

We’ve just released the latest updates to our browser-based

Ina Fried is reporting that Messenger 7 for Mac is now available for download.  According to the Mactopia website, the new Messenger for Mac is designed for use on either older PowerPC Macs, or the newer Intel ones:

Messenger for Mac 7 is an integrated communications client

Update: Looks like qna.live.com is joining the party, with a new look, too, this one in keeping with the green and blue theme (thanks, AndyD):

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We’re noticing some other changes, as well, although they seem to come and go.  See anything new?  Let us know in the comments.…

 

We spotted a new look Live Search homepage about 11 days ago, and now it looks like the new page is back, at least for the moment:

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Right now going from the new page to any of the links results in a hodge-podge of styles and …

David Treadwell is the Corporate Vice President for the Windows Live Platform, and we caught up with him at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco to talk about Live Mesh and the Windows Live platform.  This interview was conducted on Thursday, April 24th, but I’ve been waiting …

Digested everything in Part 1 already, wanna know more? Here’s Part 2, about the Mesh Bar and Website sections!

The Mesh Bar

Attached to the right on the folders, both on Live Desktop and on your device, you find the Mesh Bar. It consists of 3 sections:

News …

While this news isn’t hot off the presses, we didn’t want to let it slip by.  In a blog post on last Wednesday, Compete.com admits to getting “bitten by the Club Live bug”.  Club Live is a marketing tool/set of games offered by Live Search, in which conducting …

Kip already posted  a Live Mesh Technology Preview: First Look, let’s follow up on that. So we’ve already added some devices, now what? First let me start off by saying that the Live Desktop works the same as your computer Desktop (Vista lay-out). Double click opens and …

Unsurprisingly, here’s some more Mesh news. If you have yet to see what Live Mesh is all about and you’re just waiting patiently in the waiting list, there is another way you can get in on the Tech Preview. We spotted this on the day of its release, …

Ever wanted to stay up to date on a specific news category or news search? You can now, the News Search Team added RSS to Live News Search.

LiveSearchnewsTopStoriesRSS

LiveSearchNewsRSS 

If it doesn’t look as above, take a look at our previous article on the New Live News

With the release of Live Mesh and all that has been said about it (here and here), what’s in it for developers? Well Mesh is meant to be the platform that people can build upon, and we’re given a glimpse of that on the developer page

Looking for a Music Festival to go to this summer? The Virtual Earth Team has created a map that will eventually contain nearly a hundred festivals around the world!

Spin’s May issue runs down nearly a hundred festivals around the world featuring a dozen major events and hundreds

When we told you to “pay attention to Feedsync”, we were of course talking about Live Mesh, but what Ray Ozzie is bringing to the table with the Live Mesh Technology Preview, enabled by Feedsync, or Simple Sharing Extensions to ATOM and RSS, is a lightweight, robust, performant, …

So at 5 minutes after 9pm, I navigated to www.mesh.com, logged in with my Windows Live ID, and was off and running.  First order of business (after accepting the terms), was to add a couple of devices and synch some folders.

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notice that 64bit is supported

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The …

mesh As you read this Live Mesh (www.mesh.com) is being announced as a Technology preview.  Of course if you’ve been reading LiveSide you already know quite a bit about Live Mesh, we’ve been telling you about Live Mesh (or Horizon) since last December, and about Windows Live …

The Windows Live FolderShare team just posted that they updated their Windows client with a new build (14.0.1331.0415) improving reliability and security. This time they will make this version mandatory meaning that all users trying to log in with an older client will be prompted to updated and …

The MS Research Machine Translation team has released an updated version of Windows Live Translator. The UI has been tweaked a bit here and there but we have not found any new features. Some people have reported that the IE8 translation activity is now broken which looks …

meshFirst of all, congratulations to Ray Ozzie and the Windows Live Core/Live Mesh team(s) for an impressive initial offering, and for opening up the Live Mesh platform this early in the game.  We’re just getting our head around Live Mesh as a platform, and not just another file …

Following an extremely long period of inactivity (in fact, the team blog‘s last post was back in April 2007), Live Search Products has finally been updated along with the latest wave of Live Search releases. We’ve always thought that product search had been left out of …