November, 2008

Profile One of the new services as part of the Windows Live Wave 3 launch is Windows Live Profile. To put it simply, Profile is the place to display information about yourself to others – as opposed to Windows Live Home

After the LiveFX application I showed yesterday, I will now do the same but for a Silverlight Mesh App, so this would actually appear in your Live Desktop. Like yesterday’s tutorial, this is only really for those who have …

Not sure how widespread (or valuable, for that matter) this is, but just happened to try a search using the upper-right Live Search bar in IE 8 beta 2, and was greeted with some familiar faces:

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While clicking on the …

Hotmail and SkyDrive In our previous posts covering the upcoming features in Hotmail and SkyDrive, we seemed to have missed some hints at possible Hotmail and SkyDrive integration. People have been asking for this for a long time, and now it finally …

If you’ve tried signing in to any Windows Live ID-powered services today in your web browser, you’ll notice that the sign-in page has gotten a different look, as an introduction to the whole suite of Wave 3 Windows Live internet

Credits goes to Jamie Thomson for reviewing the upcoming “release candidate” version of Windows Live Toolbar. From the post we’re able to preview some of the high-resolution screenshots of what’s to come in the new Toolbar. Here’s what Jamie had …

Photo Gallery icon Windows Live Photo Gallery from the Windows Live Essentials suite is getting some upgrades in the upcoming “Release Candidate” release too. Besides the many bug fixes (including the wlcomm.exe crash and 100% CPU usage bug), we also found out …

This week marked the unveiling of Windows Live Internet Services, news of a refreshed Windows Live Essentials beta coming soon, some new features (and some old ones) from Live Search, and lots of mobile news as well.  Let’s recap:

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Thanks to Angus Logan for the heads up on this.  Live FX is now up and running with some demo’s and sample code to get you started.

Also the Live FX team has started a new blog which you can …

Since Wave 3 first surfaced, we’ve been talking about the Windows Live Essentials clients suite, and we’ve been discussing the online portion of the Windows Live services, but there’s actually a third part to the Windows Live Wave 3 …

Phil reports that the mobile search team has been working hard, getting ready for a new release of the browser service: http://m.live.com. This service works on every mobile phone that has a browser.

So what’s in this release?

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Even though we’re not at PubCon, we’re loving Twitter Search, as it’s bringing us some great tidbits from the Live Search announcements from Satya Nadella’s keynote.  A number of new features are being rolled out, including the addition of …

As just announced at PubCon, and now posted on Dev.Live.com, Live Search has released a “new generation of search engine API”.  Dubbed “Project Silk Road” the new version offers new interfaces through JSON, and XML over HTTP, in addition …

A press release timed to Satya Nadella’s keynote speech at PubCon, an online advertiser’s convention held in Las Vegas announced today that Live Search cashback “has seen positive traction in all three of the key metrics on which the company …

As announced in Windows Live Wave 3: our interview with Brian Hall in 2 parts, there’s a new Messenger beta (RC) coming up. Over at messengersays, Lonn posted a video showing off this new version:

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Yay, PhotoShare …

Mail We’ve seen Hotmail’s interface being upgraded to Wave 3, and we’ve seen the complaints about it. But little do we know, apart from a few hints from this blog post, that what we’ve seen is only half …

FrameIt We previously talked about Windows Live FrameIt, but we never found any practical use for it, besides a vision into the future with some Live Mesh integration. With today’s Windows Live Wave 3 announcement, Windows Live FrameIt …

SkyDrive We saw today that there’s a major announcement about Windows Live Wave 3 to be released across all services soon, and one of the updated service is Windows Live SkyDrive. The SkyDrive team were one of the first to post …

WL PeopleWith the announcement of the Windows Live Wave 3 (web) services today, there are a few new service names that have popped into the mix. One of these is Windows Live People and this new address book features all of …

In our second part of the interview, Windows Live General Manager Brian Hall gives us a quick demo of some of what’s new with Windows Live  In the demo, Brian shows us the What’s New feed, Photos, and Groups:

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