September, 2008

This morning the Windows Live Hotmail Technical Support blog posted the following message, only to take it down again sometime later in the day:

We are aware that some Hotmail customers are experiencing an issue seeing their folders with the new Windows Live Hotmail. The Microsoft engineering team

Just as we suspected, once we posted on “where’s Hotmail”, we started getting reports of sightings.  Thanks to LiveSide reader Graeme (who is getting his website at www.bitsticks.com running, should be up soon) we have some screenshots:

After Login - Before Inbox

welcome screen

Flower Theme I Think

And Graeme was able to confirm one interesting little bit of …

Last week, after receiving a “tip” from Microsoft’s PR firm Waggener Edstrom, we posted on the coming rollout of a new version of Hotmail.  Our readers were quick to try and catch the new version in the wild, checking out different Bay numbers like the junior sneaky geniuses …

VEWS was just released and after a few attempts myself to get it working I thought I would share a short video on the sign up process and adding the references to Visual Studio 2008.

VEWS

Video after the break:…

View spaceWell, I’m excited anyway.  We’ve had a few small but quite annoying issues with our recent upgrade server move, and the one affecting our readers most has been the inability to upload avatars.  Well as of tonight that’s fixed :), so you are free to upload away.  Just …

In the last part of this tutorial we covered the links and the new Show and Hide functionality of the Sign-In control. In this part, as promised, we will get to the customization options that are available to you with the Sign-In control.

SignInAPI

Taking a quick look at …

In the last part of this series we added the necessary framework to put in the place the sign-in control and get it working.

MessPlainSignIn

So now that you’ve got the sign-in control displayed in your User Control, what can you do with it?  Well there are a few …

Following on from the first part of this article where we managed to register Ajax classes and get a basic outline that we can play around with for our new messenger User Control, we come onto logging in to web messenger. 

The basic framework that we setup in …

Windows Live Hotmail will begin to roll out an update starting today.  The new release does away with the “full” and “classic” versions, and combines the two into a simpler, faster service.  Included in the new release:

  • Enhanced address book, allowing customers to easily see emails they’ve exchanged

The preface to this little project is that at work I have been handed a project which is all about styling. Given the recent release of Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 beta, the new 2.5 API set and the customizations that you can now do with Messenger Client, …

Here at Liveside, we have been getting a few requests for the individual installers for Wave 3. This could be because they don’t want to upgrade Messenger (ie, they only want to upgrade Writer, for example), or they’re trying to install on an OS that the Windows …

The Windows 7 and Windows Live bits are starting to come out of the woodwork for PDC, with the announcement of 20 new sessions on Windows 7, and some additions to the keynotes, including Senior Vice President of Windows and Windows Live Engineering Steven Sinofsky, and …

Virtual Earth 6.2, a big new update to Live Maps, and new access to a 3DVia content library where you can download, mash-up, and include 3D content on your 3D maps collections just went live.  Lots to tell you about, and we’ll be going into more depth on …

Yesterday it was confirmation that Windows Live components would replace their Windows counterparts in Windows 7, and today Ina Fried at CNET is reporting that Windows Mobile 7, the next generation smartphone operating system, will be delayed until the second half of 2009.

T-Mobile-G1-gPhone Certainly unfortunate news on …

In an attempt to provide an enhanced, fresh, new browsing experience, MSN UK created Viewer.

Viewer utilizes Microsoft Silverlight technology and is a window into all parts of the portal, from Cars to Entertainment to News. As such it doesn’t replace your homepage or the section homepages, …

ICE, a technology behind Windows Live Photo Gallery advanced panoramic image stitching was released today. You can download the x86 here and the x64 here.

ICEFirstLook01

We have seen this technology in Windows Live Photo Gallery for some time now and more recently inside Deep Zoom Composer …

Hopefully the blogging logjam we’ve been experiencing for the past year is beginning to clear, as there are a number of new posts on Windows Live Wave 3 appearing in MS team blogs and also in some of the individual employee blogs.  As much as we’ve been critical …

As announced in Live Mesh: Update Folder Conflict Issue, the Team has posted instructions on how to manually resolve these issues (files stopped synchronizing or files appearing to be missing).

I’ll recap here:

1. Determine which of the devices in your mesh holds the most recent files …

Windows Live is set to take a much more prominent role with Windows 7, as Microsoft made it official today that Mail, Photo Gallery, and Movie Maker are being removed from the operating system, to be replaced by the free Windows Live services.

Of  course if you’ve been …

So our post earlier in the week with all the Wave 3 download g-links may have annoyed a few people. Or more than a few people. But hey, we’re only fulfilling our roles as both fans and bloggers. Translucency versus transparency only gets you so far. And …