July, 2008

This morning at the Financial Analyst’s Meeting (FAM), being held on Microsoft’s campus, Satya Nadella announced an extension of Microsoft’s U.S. relationship with Facebook to encompass search.  An email from Waggener Edstrom clarifies:

As part of the deal, Microsoft will

 Digital Inspiration unveils a little bit about the face recognition in the upcoming Windows Live Photo Gallery:

Imagine this. You connect a digital camera to your PC for transferring photos and the software is able to recognize family

 

Microsoft has just released a new version of the Outlook Connector, giving users access to the Windows Live services through Outlook. In what will be a popular move (judging by the comments on our last Calendar post), the …

Live Search QnA, yes it still exists and still in beta form. Beta means there is still room for improvement and as such there will be a new release on the 22nd. In this release you should see several …

Virtual Earth has a new Lead for Australia, Peter Ulm.

Peter Ulm has been with Microsoft for over a decade, most recently as the strategic account manager for one of Microsoft Australia’s largest accounts. He previously worked in sales …

Work is being done behind the scenes of Live Mesh, today they are rolling out an infrastructure update:

Live Mesh infrastructure update

We will be rolling out an update to Live Desktop today, July 21. There will be no update

If we didn’t know better, we’d say our friend Angus Logan was jealous.  Wants us to change our name, even.  Apparently in a blatant attempt to get his name back on LiveSide, he posted on some cool improvements to the

A new version of Windows Live for Windows Mobile has just been released:

Wait no more! The latest bits for Windows Live Client for your Windows Mobile are available for download. To get yours now, point your mobile browser

After the recent flurry of Live Mesh posts we’ve done in the last 2 weeks, here’s one more. With all the recent updates that have gone on, users have been looking for client applications to run on devices other than …

Now we know how to synchronize Windows Live Messenger content, how about doing the same for Messenger Plus!?

What can we synchronize there? We can synchronize installed Skins and Scripts! Saves installing/downloading all those installation files again! When …

Picturepan2, from LiveSino.net, just tipped us on this one. Since Google will end their Referrals program (including referrals for their own software like Google pack), people may be looking for an alternative to fill the void. Turns out …

Microsoft just wrapped up its annual Global Exchange, known by one and all as MGX.  This year it was in Atlanta, where 13,000 Microsoft employees, sales and marketing types, and evangelists gathered to get pumped up and ready to sell, …

Messenger Stuff discovered Windows Live Messenger is now also available for the BlackBerry:

Now Windows Live Messenger is compatible with the current leader in smartphones, the BlackBerry.

…The client in simple and lightweight, but like the BlackBerry’s user base,

After the first tutorial about synching browser favourites across devices using Live Mesh, we thought it was time to step it up a gear and take on Windows Live Messenger. Its always been notoriously difficult to transfer emoticons between PCs, …

Chris’es Live Mesh tutorial, Synchronising browser favourites across devices, inspired the guys over at Redmond Pie to create a Live Mesh Scenarios Directory:

Our friends at LiveSide posted this very nice tutorial on how to synchronize your browser

Chris Pendleton, Virtual Earth Evangelist, added a little Non-Virtual Earth map to his blog. What?! A non-VE map, what’s up with that? Well this WorldMap can also display a Virtual Earth map! Thanks to Chris Pendleton:

…What was most

After a great tip from one of our readers in our first Mesh tutorial, it appears as though the Live Mesh mobile portal has now also been opened up to the public. Available at http://m.mesh.com, the website provides …

So there’s a bunch of financial results out today, including Microsoft, Google and IBM, all of whom posted strong profit growths in the last quarter (what impending recession?) Anyway I’ve broken down the results for the Online Services …

Live Calendar has had an (Wave 3) upgrade whilst I was asleep. No major UI change, but there is some new stuff! Events are now integrated, in other words you can now create events from within Calendar. Old news, check …

Where we were wondering before, we can now confirm that Live Mesh is indeed open to anyone with a valid Windows Live ID. Open to anyone in the US without having to adjust a thing, and open to anybody …