April, 2008

We’ve been telling you to get ready for this since last December, and this week, Ray Ozzie and the Windows Live Core team are preparing to unveil their first big project, Live Mesh.  We gave you the rundown on …

In part one of this little series on new features of Live Maps, Steve Lombardi, a Live Maps program manager, showed us around Live Maps Collections, and MapCruncher.  In the second part, we’ll talk about exporting a Live Maps …

Important news if you currently access your Windows Live Hotmail with Outlook Express, come June 30th. this will no longer be possible.

A change is coming for users that access Hotmail with Outlook Express. Outlook Express uses a protocol called

glyph New elements of Live Search continue to roll out, the latest at http://search.live.com.  After an email notification this afternoon regarding a new page at my.live.com (which doesn’t seem to be live yet), where the personalized pages first started by …

In an email sent out to Windows Live users, Microsoft today announced that from mid-April, personalised Live.com pages will be available from http://my.live.com. Just last week, the title of the page switched to “Windows Live Personalized Experience”, suggesting that …

Microsoft launches Albany Beta today, but what is it? The name reveals nothing. “Albany” is the codename for a new all-in-one subscription service of essential software and services for consumers. It consists of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Remember I’m making a difference? Now a year has passed we get to know some of the results. The Initiative has raised $1.3 million in total.

"The generous support and passion of our Windows Live Messenger customers participating in

The newest release of Live Maps last week introduced some pretty cool new features, and we thought it would be fun to have Steve Lombardi, a Program Manager for Live Maps, take us on a little tour.  In this first …

Via Ars Technica

The Websense Security Labs blog is reporting that a new bot threat is capable of defeating the Windows Live Hotmail CAPTCHA security measure, and can break that code in less than 6 seconds, create new accounts, and …

This evening, for a little while, the Live Search News Site looked completely different from what we are used to. This is what we normally see:

LiveSearchRegular

We spotted it like this earlier:

 LiveSearchNews

Notice how it shows articles now instead …

What happens when you change the look, or some other aspect, of a site?  Does it increase traffic?  Are you getting results?  A new team at Windows Live, The Microsoft Experimentation Platform,  is developing an experimentation platform to make …

Live Mesh Next week, at the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Microsoft is expected to unveil Live Mesh, a new product that will bring the first of Ray Ozzie’s services vision to light.  Live Mesh combines a …

Live Maps has returned for UK users. Going to http://maps.live.com/ in the UK now takes you to just that, and not MultiMap. Let us rejoice!

Thanks for the anonymous tip. Remember, if you have any tips, email us at …

We gave you word last night that the Live Maps to Multimaps.com debacle had been resolved, and now we have a bit more explanation, from the Live Maps / Virtual Earth blog:

But a couple of unfortunate bugs caused

It’s little over a month now since PhotoZoom got released. Matt Augustine let’s us know about the updates PhotoZoom got since then.

PhotoZoomUpload

Where previously you had to upload your pictures (jpeg) one-by-one, if you didn’t already have them in

If there was any doubt that Microsoft is planning to launch the Live Mesh Tech Preview at Web 2.0 Expo in just under 2 weeks time, the recent flurry of press invitations to demo events indicates otherwise.

All guesses as …

If Silverlight 2 is Microsoft’s shining new addition to the family (and deservingly so) then gadgets, both Windows Vista Sidebar and web gadgets are the all but forgotten middle children. In this article I pose the question: Has Microsoft all …

Just checked on maps.live.com and noticed a bunch of new features, and checked with the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog and sure enough the new release is now live.

denver

Denver in 3D (you really have to try it out, …

One of the newly improved features of Live Maps is the traffic re-routing feature, called Clearflow, which can re-route Live Maps directions based on traffic information.  The new system, updated initially for 72 US cities, takes into account not …

Many UK Live Maps users this morning have found that when they go to http://maps.live.com/ they are being rather unceremoniously dumped on the doorstep of MultiMap. You might remember that Microsoft bought Multimap back in December, and now, for …