August, 2008

A couple of weeks ago the windows live team released the next iteration of the Windows Live Messenger Library API.
Having listened to user comments, one of the biggest requests was the ability to return user pictures so that your …

Amit Mital posts on the Live Mesh blog that the CTP has now been expanded to include Canada, India and Ireland. One thing Amit does point out though is:

We do still have a maximum limit on the number

There has been several debates raging today about the Olympics coverage from various media outlets thus far, and in particular regarding NBC in the US, who Microsoft have partnered with (see NBC doesn’t feature Bolt, has Silverlight take-up really

Its true, nobody is perfect. In fact during the May 22nd update to Skydrive, we missed the addition of Favourites support to Windows Live Skydrive (hey pp2 missed it until recently too!). Interestingly enough the team blog post didn’t …

Just thought I’d do a little promotion for one of our old friends, Steven Sinofsky, who is now blogging with John DeVaan over at Engineering Windows 7 (or e7 for short). There’s a welcome post up already, which leaves you …

The potential is limitless, but just how many folders and files can you put in Live Mesh today? What’s the maximum file size and how many people can you invite into a folder? Is there a limit to the number …

A new update for Office Live Workspace appeared on the Microsoft Download Center today (thanks Alex for the tip!).  The update, version 1.2, published 8/12/2008, includes:

(1) performance updates to make using Office Live Workspace with Microsoft Office programs

Apparently there’s been a bit of a stir around what Google Maps did/didn’t do to their maps of the country of Georgia.  In a blog post today, Google says they haven’t done anything to their maps in relation to …

What would happen if there was an Earthquake? How many buildings and bridges will be damaged and how many casualties to expect? All this can be estimated a bit easier now with InLET, a web based GIS application which …

Today The MSN Mobile team introduces MSN Video service for 3G mobile phones:

Building on our existing mobile portal the MSN Mobile team has been working hard to introduce our first mobile video service.  Designed for 3G phones and

With all the fuss in recent weeks about Apple’s dismal failure with MobileMe, in particular around providing a stable and reliable service, its interesting to see that today Google is having issues also. With Gmail down, Twitter is on

Update: Screenshots removed due to DMCA takedown notice. See Wikipedia for some public domain images.

Looks like its open-season on Wave 3 now, with Inky over at Mess.be getting his hands on the Wave 3 Milestone 1 installer for …

Apparently not content with having one team blog, the Windows Live Agents team have another blog on the MSDN blog network. This new iteration starts off with a series of best practice posts for developing Live Agents and then …

It looks like Microsoft will soon be shipping new versions of its webcam hardware line, the LifeCam. Some electronics retailers are already showing the VX-5500 and the LifeCam Show in their product listings, for $60 and $80 respectively.

As always …

Our friend Picturepan2 at LiveSino has again done some more investigative reporting in Windows Live Help revealing and confirming Wave 3 features in Mail, Photo Gallery and Toolbar. Here’s a summary of what’s discovered:

  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    Add

This is the fifth article I have written on a technique to add high performance shape rendering to the Virtual Earth map control. Every article has been an evolution introducing new technologies, extending the functionality and optimising the algorithm. Although …

Apparently the shroud of secrecy that surrounds Windows Live and Wave 3 doesn’t extend to help files, as our friend Picturepan2 at LiveSino.net discovered as he was snooping around doing some investigative reporting.  While Microsoft has maintained that FolderShare …

With the amazing 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony just finished, Live Search has updated their first background image on the homepage for the Olympics, as reported yesterday. Now available at Live Search’s Chinese market, here’s what it looks like, …

Sunshine posted today on the improvements to My.Live.com, and we’d say they’ve done an excellent job!

mylivecom

We highly recommend that you set up a My.Live.com page, and add your favorite (ahem) technology blog, and other blogs to your content.  …

 My.Live.com just got an important update:

  • New Header, with links to Home, Hotmail, Spaces, Onecare and MSN. The Orb gives access to even more, just like on all other Windows Live sites
    MyLiveCom 
  • Usability Improvements
    A confirmation