November, 2008

Welcome to the first part in series that takes you through the core functionality of the Microsoft’s Virtual Earth JavaScript control. Through example code I hope to either introduce you to the Virtual Earth control or show you how to …

The Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight that Microsoft is “moving closer to an agreement with Verizon Wireless to become the default search provider on the wireless carrier’s cellphones” according to a Reuters report.  Microsoft would reportedly share revenue …

We had a chance to talk to Windows Live General Manager Brian Hall about this “major release” of Windows Live.  In the first part, Brian goes over some of the major changes and new features we’ll soon see, talks about …

So far, Windows Live has meant what’s now called Windows Live Essentials, the suite of downloadable software (Live Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker) for a while now, since the Wave 3 beta opened up in September. But the …

We’ve been waiting a long time for this: tonight Microsoft and Windows Live are announcing a major release of their Internet Services, what we’re calling the first “feature complete” version of Windows Live.  This is big news for Windows Live …

We already told you Microsoft Office will be extended to the browser. There has been a lot of excitement about this new service, but Sarah from on10 found there’s also quite a bit of misinformation around it. Therefore she …

Chris Pendleton reports that Weather Central has just launched a new beta community site called ReportStorms.com. The site utilizes Silverlight and you can report storms in your area, and/or look at what the weather is like (or was like) …

Starting today every US resident who downloads Sun’s Java Runtime Environment with Internet Explorer will be offered MSN Toolbar. This Microsoft Silverlight powered toolbar delivers one click access to Live Search, news, entertainment, sports and more.

MSNToolbarIntro

From the …

This post is really just a starting point on using the LiveFX. Now, although I’ll show you a quick application, you won’t be able to use any of this just yet unless you have been given a LiveFX token …

3 weeks ago we wrote about some interesting tidbits that seemed to hint at a new name for Live Search: Windows Live Search.  While the sources appeared to be legitimate, we stopped short of proclaiming a name change, and we’re …

HotmailLogoEvolutionWindows Live Hotmail is in the process of completing the rollout to Wave 3 “by the end of this week”, according to a blog post on Windows Live Wire.  The post acknowledges the flood of comments that have surrounded …

We’ve seen that Live Mesh supports PCs, Macs, Windows Mobile, and perhaps also your Home Server, Xbox, Zune, and Mobile Car, but digging through our PDC2008 materials we’ve learnt that Live Mesh will even …

While search share may not be increasing in the Microsoft camp, they are definitely trying hard to disrupt the market. Their latest effort involves Live Search Cashback, the rebate program that rewards you for buying products through Live Search …

Office Live Workspace got updated. More languages were added: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Turkish, Portuguese, and Greek. You can change your language with the language switcher at the bottom right of the page if you wish to do so. …

Not only did Photosynth come to Live Search maps, there’s also a big Virtual Earth Imagery release, 41.07 TB!

Orthos

Spain: Barcelona, Malaga, Manresa, Mijas, Oviedo, Sagunto, Vigo, Vilanova, Vitoria, Zaragoza

Japan: Sapporo, Nagano, Mt Fuji, Nagoya, Osaka-Kyoto, Matsuyama,

We mentioned previously that the Photosynth team has officially moved into the Virtual Earth Product Group. Today, Sarah Perez on Channel 10 pointed out that Photosynth is now officially integrated with Live Search Maps. Here’s an excerpt:

As

Steve Ballmer is about to take the stage in Sydney, Australia, to speak for the first time since the announcements last week at PDC.  You can watch the video here, starting at 11:30am Thursday AEST (GMT +10), or 8:30pm Wednesday …

Windows Live Admin Center just got the new look today – with the new Wave 3 header and themes. However, in terms of functionality, there’re no apparent changes since its last update. Here’s a screenshot:

AdminCenter

We’re awaiting on the …

I use Hotmail to access my liveside.net email at work, and today I was greeted with the notification that Hotmail Wave 3 was active for the account.  Just checking now and not all of our accounts have migrated, but kip …

Now Live Mesh has upgraded to Beta, it offers client bits for PC, Mac (limited full) and Mobile (limited, for Windows Mobile 6 devices, US and UK only). Here at LiveSide we brought you lots of Live