December, 2008

The team posted the following on their forum:

To all our valued customers: The Live Mesh team will be performing some scheduled maintenance this week, over a period of three days: December 15, 16, and 17. The maintenance

A few weeks ago we spotted the domain name registration for Kumo, a possible new name for Live Search.  Now Joseph Tartakoff at the Seattle PI has noticed that Microsoft has trademarked the Kumo name:

Word Mark
KUMO

Hot on the heels of the Thumbtack Live Labs release, Microsoft’s incubation team down in Pioneer Square just released the first Microsoft app for the iPhone, SeaDragon Mobile.  From the AppStore:

Get the goodness of Seadragon on your iPhone!

Microsoft Data Centers Futures Architect James Hamilton is leaving Microsoft to become a Vice President at Amazon Web Services, according to a report by TechFlash, citing posts on Hamilton’s website and an email from an Amazon spokesman confirming the …

Search engines (like Live Search, or Google) work by “crawling” the web, looking for web pages and reporting back on their content.  Live Search has been making improvements on the crawler, and will be testing a new improved crawler in …

Windows Live Sync is now Live at http://sync.live.com. The team just announced it on their new blog:

Hello, Sync and FolderShare friends.

We’ve been hard at work on the new software, and we’re pleased to report that the new

Microsoft Live Labs today introduced a new piece of technology preview: Thumbtack. According to their blog post:

People have always had a need to make sense of the world around them. We want to identify, classify and clarify things.

Disclaimer: If you want to keep it as a surprise, we recommend you to not read this post, as it might spoil the surprise for you on your birthday.
In today’s Windows Live Wire blog post about the new Wave …

While we are all eagerly waiting for the release of Windows Live Essentials, let me ask you this: are you used to all those new services yet? I for one love them, especially the new Homepage. This truly …

Today when you visit the Windows Live Family Safety website, you would’ve noticed that Microsoft has changed it to the new Wave 3 theme. If you had been following LiveSide or had been using the Family Safety public beta, …

The recent service update addressed many of the issues reported since opening of the Mobile CTP on Oct. 30.  But that’s not all:

With the release of the updated Live Mesh for Mobile version 0.9.3424.9, we are expanding

Overview

KML (Keyhole Markup Language), an XML schema originally developed for Google Earth to describe shapes on a map has been supported by VE since version 6.0 was released and hasn’t changed much since VE 6.2.  The common questions this series will address are “Which KML features does …

Jamie over at his blog had posted a very nice entry explaining the differences between Spaces friends, Messenger buddies, and Hotmail contacts. Since the launch of the new Wave 3 Windows Live Web services with all these newly introduced concepts …

About 3 years ago Arnout Hemel, Product Manager Windows Live Netherlands, contacted Internet bureau Info.nl and asked them to create an online shopping experience within Messenger. And so the Joint Product Experience (JPX) was born. In 2006 Nike had …

Angus and James have done a good job with this one already, so I thought I would just make a quick post on this one. From James’ blog:

We’re pleased to announce that to celebrate LeWeb’08 and Microsoft’s official partnership

Microsoft announced today that Qi Lu, who left Yahoo this summer after 10 years as head of the search business there, will be joining Microsoft on January 5.  In a memo to Microsoft employees today announcing the hire, CEO Steve …

Live Search now has a feature that helps you spot compromised/malicious websites. If you click on a link in the search result and this website was compromised you will see the following appear beside that link:

LSmalicious

Huge pointer to use …

Live Mesh will be updated today affecting the Live Desktop, Live Mesh for Mac and Live Mesh for Mobile. An update for the Windows software will follow next week.

The update exists of server-side performance and reliability …

In this the final installment of this series of tutorials for the moment we will be completing the Web Messenger control by adding the ability for users to actually hold conversations. 

MessengerConversation

We will also add some clean-up code, and generally …

As some of you may know, I attended “Life Without Walls” here in the Netherlands today.

The Event was all about Windows Live Wave 3: Darren Huston kicked off with Vision on Life without Walls (PC, Mobile and Online – …