October, 2008

LiveServicesJust to whet our appetites for what’s to come, the dev.live.com website has been updated, complete with a new logo. There’s no new content on there yet, but that will start showing up tomorrow after David Treadwell’s Keynote at PDC.…

After today’s keynote, LiveSide, along with a small group of bloggers including Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror, Steve Gillmor of TechCrunchIT, Long Zheng, and some others that unfortunately I missed getting their names, were lucky enough to be invited to …

A Messenger feature that got discontinued a little while back returns. VOIP! Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunication companies, brings their Web Calling Service Voype to Messenger in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, the United States, …

Attention, attention all Live Mesh Tech Preview users!

Next week Live Mesh will release a required update! Meaning if you wish to continue using the product you have to update, else no synchronization or Remote Desktop!

Why a required …

The long awaited PDC, Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference, gets underway unofficially on Sunday, and then in full force on Monday October 27, with keynotes by Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky, David Treadwell, and others.  We’ll be there, and we’re excited …

This notice just got posted on Inside Windows Live Messenger (messengersays):

An issue has been discovered in the current Windows Live Messenger beta that may leave users unable to sign-in.  Only a very small number of users may encounter

We already told you about Groups in Messenger in our Messenger review, but what are they exactly and where are they headed?

The messengersays live space, explains as follows:

Windows Live Groups are persistent groups that are

So far in this series we have learned about the Sign-In control, how to use it and the new features allowing you customize and hide it. We have also learned about the User class, how to implement that and also …

There are locations in Virtual Earth where Bird’s eye Imagery doesn’t exist for certain directional facings.  When a user attempts to rotate the Bird’s eye view when imagery is unavailable for that directional facing, maps.live.com displays a warning message.  Nothing will occur by …

Speaking today at a keynote for the DLA Piper Tech Summit, Ray Ozzie tuned up his cloud computing mantra in preparation for next week’s PDC, by talking about the potential for the internet to speed up software usability.  In …

Windows Search 4 already is an improvement over the standard Windows Search, but did you know you can search inside Office 2007 documents too?

I sure didn’t, Sarah Perez (on 10) does:

With the the Microsoft Filter Pack installed,

Microsoft’s first Data Center that makes use of shipping containers as a primary server-packaging unit, has moved into the testing phase. The facility in Chicago is the first purpose-built Data Center to accommodate containers on such a large scale. When …

In part one of our interview, Alton Kwok talked about some of the new features in the new Messenger beta, including an interesting history of “the pawn”, and how it finally was replaced in Messenger Wave 3 with “the

Today I ventured to Microsoft’s Red West campus to talk to three Windows Live Messenger Program Managers; Alton Kwok, Brian Moudy, and Marisol Ontaneda.  It was great getting a chance to talk to them about Windows Live Messenger and Wave …

In the first two parts of our interview, we talked to Alton Kwok and Brian Moudy.  In this part, we talk to Marisol Ontaneda about design, and then we get into an overview of what it means to be a …

Well we’re through the first round of Wave 3 news, awaiting our next big push starting in a little more than a week from Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) in LA.  We’ll be there, of course, and we’re going to …

Following the Deep Zoom Composer and the PhotoZoom website, ICE (Image Composite Editor) and the HD View Utilities (Photoshop Plugin and hdmake) have also been updated to work with Silverlight 2 now.

In addition to getting the latest Silverlight

Today it seems like Microsoft have flipped the switch and turned on the menu for Windows Live Groups in the new Messenger wave 3 beta! When you right-click on a Groups’ name the following option menu will pop-up:

group menu

Previously these …

Chris Pendleton has just blogged that Live Maps for Argentina is now live. From his post:

This site comes with geocoding places and addresses, road maps, satellite imagery and photography and traffic incident and flow information. In terms of

Is this for real?

It started with an interesting comment on the Live Search blog by a Group Product Manager for Live Search, hinting at rebranding efforts to come:

We’re glad you like the product and we recognize that