November, 2008

Over at The Space Craft blog the Windows Live Spaces team had written up an overview of the upcoming Windows Live Profile, and of course here at LiveSide we’ve covered that long before they did. However what is interesting about this post is that it is one …

A piece in the online version of Sunday’s Times of London is reporting that Microsoft and Yahoo are in talks again, in a complex deal that could see Microsoft acquiring Yahoo’s search business for $20 billion, after putting up $5 billion to fund a new management team …

The Windows Live Agents team blog just updated announcing the release of the Windows Live Agents 5.1 SDK. This is also apparently the last version of the SDK and Microsoft will be discontinuing support for the product in Summer 2009. Here’s what the team have to say:

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Over at the Windows Live Agents Team blog, the team just announced the final release of the Windows Live Agents 5.1 SDK. With Windows Live Agents, developers are able to create messenger chat bots with which users can interact and which are officially allowed to connect …

The Deep Zoom Composer got an update. dzcicon

What’s new in this release:

  • – Seadragon Ajax Support, you can now export your compositions as a Seadragon Ajax project Seadragon AJAX is a JavaScript-based implementation of the Deep Zoom functionality found in Silverlight. This can be used if you

Our friends at Live Search Webmaster Tools have released a new fall update, which includes some new and improved tools for dealing with malware if you’re running a website. According to a blog post today, Live Search finds lots of pages infected with malware as it crawls …

The Hotmail Team truly listens to your feedback and acts upon it. Over the last few weeks they’ve rolled out fixes that resolved many of the reported issues. These include the problems when using a larger text size, viewing favorite contacts and opening some messages. You …

Overview

In our previous article “invoking server side code using AJAX” (http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/InvokingserversidecodeusingAJAX.aspx), we investigated how to send a request from the client side to the server side using the AJAX xmlhttprequest object.  Visual Studio 2008 has greatly simplified process so that now you don’t need to setup and manage …

A few months ago Mary Jo Foley got a tip about some new brand names that were being considered for Live Search. One of these, Kumo, jumped out at us due to the sheer scale of TLDs that had been acquired during 2008, as well as the corporate …

After a little break due to a very heavy work schedule, we’re back with Part 9 of this mini-series explaining how to create a Web Messenger control that you can just drop into your web sites. It’s hard to believe that we’re currently on Part 9 of this …

We told you that Windows Live FolderShare will be rebranded as Windows Live Sync. We also reported that Windows Live Sync will play a part in both Photo Gallery and possibly Toolbar. Today the FolderShare (or Windows Live Sync) team blog officially announced the rebranding and …

A blog post today on a Washington Post blog, Brian Kreb’s Security Fix, pointing to the Spamhaus.org Top 10 list, reports that Windows Live, through live.com and livefilestore.com domains, has vaulted to be the #5 “most spam friendly” Internet Service Provider.  Spamhaus, which since 1998 has maintained

QnA was originally designed to provide quality answers to search engines, Live Search in particular, but the Community wants and needs more than informational questions. So based on feedback from the QnA Community, the team has decided to make it possible for you to easily ask and see …

We already told you where you can report Storms and track Hurricanes with Virtual Earth, now you can also track fires (US)!

FireLocatorBetaPitney Bowes created The Fire Locator:

“FireLocator is an application created by Pitney Bowes Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) in collaboration with Pitney Bowes MapInfo.

WLSpacesJust like the other sites/services, Windows Live Spaces is also getting a Wave 3 overhaul. Can’t stay behind now can they? Over at The Spaces Team Blog, they already started to blog about the upcoming changes. Coming soon… Changes to Windows Live Spaces, has also appeared …

Building an application that uses the LiveFX is easy. So is building an application that uses Windows Live ID. Using the Windows Live ID Client SDK also means that you’re not asking a user to supply your application with the username and password which means that the …

Microsoft announced today that after June 30, 2009, Windows Live OneCare will be shut down, and that Microsoft is working on a new, free, small footprint anti-virus solution code-named “Morro”.  Ina Fried at CNET News and others have been playing this as somewhat of a bold move by …

Microsoft just announced that it is discontinuing Windows Live OneCare from 2009, replacing it with a free lightweight alternative, codenamed “Morro”.  The new product will be available towards the end of 2009, and provide complete malware protection to consumers, at no cost.

This is in contrast to Windows …

Microsoft Research teamed up with Disney•Pixar and created a virtual tour of the universe hosted by none other then……WALL•E! WALL•E is assisted by award winning director Andrew Stanton, who narrates this tour.

“Using Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, WALL•E takes you on a real ride through space,” …

Looking through my files today, I came across a set of “MSN Wave 11” (v7) concept images that were released back in December 2004, when Windows Live wasn’t even around yet (according to Wikipedia, Windows Live was first announced on November 11, 2005). That was almost four …