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One of the centre pieces for the new Windows Live Wave 3 experience services (MS marketing speak is infectious), is the new customisable homepage at http://home.live.com. While the first version of this launched with Wave 2 was somewhat basic, …

Photos The DMX (Digital Memories Experience) team at Microsoft who’s responsible for Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker made an announcement on their blog today following the release of Windows Live Wave 3 web services. Here’s what the team …

The SkyDrive  team blog announced a couple of weeks back about the updates that were coming, and now they’re here.

From the announcement post:

Here are a few things you’ll find on your shiny new SkyDrive:

  • 25 GB of

So far in this series we have covered quite a bit of ground including customizing the sign-in control, groups, contacts, new features of the 2.5 API including user images etc. For this part we will do a simple search function. …

As we hinted at yesterday, today marks the update for most of the Windows Live services to Wave 3. This release (Codename Peloton for those keeping track), is expected to mainly take place from 4pm PST onwards, and will …

HP and Microsoft’s Black Friday promise of 40 percent refunds on everything in HP’s online store got plagued with outage. When Microsoft Live Search Cashback came back up the refund offered was lowered to 3% at that!

What happened? …

Angus Logan has posted on dev.live.com that Microsoft will be switching off the end points for Photos and Application Storage. From Angus’ post:

The Photos API CTP especially has been extremely useful for us, as we learned a ton

First, congratulations to our friends at Windows Live for shipping a great looking new set of products today: a new fresh Spaces and Events, Windows Live People, Windows Live Profile, and Photos, along with what’s sure to become our new …

Jamie Thomson, an avid blogger and Windows Live enthusiast, blogs regularly on his Spaces blog about Windows Live, but today he had enough.  Having to deal with and delete 51 comment spam posts on a recent blog entry in …

Microsoft has just switched on the new Windows Live Account, bringing with it the first of many expected services upgrades this week to Wave 3. Unfortunately the update is an anti-climax, as none of the good stuff (like Home …

In a sign of things to come, Blockbuster today announced a collaboration with Microosft to deliver new mobile services, thereby allowing users to “watch even more movies on more devices.” This vision is being driven by the Live Mesh platform …

While talk of the weekend may have been around whether or not a $20bn Microsoft-Yahoo search deal is back on the cards, there were a few other bits and pieces that caught my eye.

Firstly was Mary Jo Foley’s post

Good news! Live Search Cashback will now deposit your cashback amount immediately into your Paypal account when you purchase at eBay. This Live Search Instant Cashback feature just got announced at the Live Search Blog:

I’m happy to announce

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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

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 …

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, …