August, 2008

The Live Search Webmaster Center, which was launched in beta last year is no longer in beta! And that’s not all! The Webmaster Tools got a big update as well. At the Webmaster Center you will be able …

With the 2008 Beijing Olympics due to begin in less than 24 hours, Live Search decides to join the game by providing the following Olympics-related features, all set to go live by Friday 08/08/08:

Windows Live Translator is coming to Office 2003 or 2007 as a Research pane option.  According to the MSR-MT Team Blog, the new feature will be coming out soon as an automatic update to Office:

We have officially handed

Today while trying to retrieve my documents stored on Windows Live SkyDrive, I came across a pop-up window asking me to fill out a little survey on how to help Microsoft to “improve SkyDrive” in the future. Half-way through …

I logged into my developer blog today (although we have had a couple of reports of sightings prior to this) to discover a message waiting for me which shows that Microsoft are starting to really push the linked Windows Live

Just a few days after the last Deep Zoom Composer update, it got updated again. This to address many of the issues that arose with the previous version.

  • The Export tab has changed to make clear you need

Mary Jo Foley got a great tip last week concerning the possible Live Search rebrand we’ve talked about since this time last year. While the Codename Rome update still went ahead last September, the possible name change was put on hold. …

Angus and dev.live.com announced on the 28th July 2008 that the July refresh of the Windows Live Tools would include the release of the much anticipated Virtual Earth ASP.NET control.

The control is a complete drag and drop experience from …

deep-zoom-composer The Expression Blend and Design blog has announced an update to the Deep Zoom Composer, now available for download.  In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the Deep Zoom Composer will now upload to PhotoZoom.  Now you …

Windows has had a new look at Microsoft.com, and today WindowsLive.com joins the family, with a new look and a new project centered on allowing users to feature their tips and stories on Windows Live to a vast Microsoft …

my.live.com has been up and running (having moved from live.com) now since May after it first got announced in April. This week there has been a new forum appear on the new style Microsoft forums: My.Live.com Suggestions and Feedback. …

The latest tidbit on Windows Live Dev, a new version 2.0 of the Messenger library (you can get the messenger library from a .js url on the blog page).  Some worthwhile improvements to the library, of course, including …

The session list published for PDC 08 just doubled, with a note that it will double again before the conference begins.  Of course most of the good stuff is still under wraps, but there are a few gems, even this …