January, 2009

Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the Live Mesh team, which started out as a special project under Ray Ozzie and known at first as Windows Live Core, has joined the Windows / Windows Live org, under Senior Vice …

Live Search has just released a new version (in the US, UK, and Australia) that includes an iPhone friendly site.  This is not an iPhone app, but an iPhone-friendly version of the Live Search site (m.live.com).  From an …

After Finland got it’s Live Search Maps, we now also have Live Search Maps in The Netherlands (my Location).

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This release includes 3D, Collections, Directions (drive and walk) and 43 cities (Amsterdam isn’t amongst those strangely enough) in Birds-Eye …

Up until Wave 3, Windows Live has been a suite pretty much in name only.  In Wave 2, services were focused, some were culled, in order to make some sense of the seemingly random slapping of the Windows Live moniker …

One piece of information that came out of CES 2009 that went unnoticed was about Windows Live FrameIt. The FrameIt team blog today posted a link to a Channel 10 video about the upcoming support for Live Mesh in …

The following maintenance notice appeared on the Live Mesh Forums:

To all our valued customers: The Live Mesh team will be performing some scheduled maintenance on the following days this week and next: January 14th, 15th

2008 was a momentous year for Windows Live.  After lots of fanfare, but with no real direction, Windows Live first appeared in early 2006, with lots of new apps, lots of rebranding (and re-rebranding), and lots of queries from the …

With the Essentials suite recently released and Live Writer 2009 going final, I’d like to take a moment and just point out some great collaboration work between the Live Writer and Live Spaces team. Here are my 5 favourite new …

Yesterday Windows Live Calendar shut down for a bit in order to prepare for their latest incarnation, and today they’re back, having shed the “beta” tag and added some nice new features (we’re talking about the online calendar, at Calendar.live.com …

We spent the day today (Jan 13) on campus, talking to some of the people who have helped to bring you Wave 3.  In quite a coincidence, one of them was Omar Shahine, who we spoke to last fall when

The Live Mesh Team is out of their holiday blackout period for releases and announces the long awaited Windows Client update will be available later today.

Fixes

  • Conflict-handling improved for duplicate files and folders

  • Live Mesh no longer disables Aero

Tomorrow the Windows Live Calendar service will be down for a few hours:

Windows Live Calendar Planned Downtime on Tuesday, January 13

Our team is about to release more cool features to the Windows Live Calendar service. In preparation for

According to search marketing firm AdGooroo, first page advertising activity on the top three search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Live Search) was up sharply in the first two months of the fourth quarter.

We estimate that Microsoft has increased their

A Dutch website, www.iphoneclub.nl, is reporting that at least some users are able to access Hotmail on their iPhones using POP3, which has been promised for Hotmail for free but up until now has only been available with …

Finland now also has Live Maps (Virtual Earth), including 3D and Bird’s Eye images.

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More details, and a lesson in Finnish, can be found over at Chris Pendleton’s.…

Live_Mesh 2008 brought us an early look at Live Mesh, at its core a way to synchronize data across devices and into the cloud, using a set of RSS extensions now known as Feedsync.  Starting out with the ability to sync …

I’ve been really enjoying the daily background images in the Live Search home page (www.live.com), which have been changing daily since the Olympics:

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(www.live.com/?mkt=en-us)

Unfortunately most other markets don’t get to see background images, but that …

No matter if you are already living in Seattle, plan on moving there or if you are just visiting, there’s a wealth of information to be found on Seattle Gov’s “My Neighborhood” mapping application.

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Making use of …

How would you like it if your future boss (or a recruiter) would contact you on Messenger? It can happen if you are in Latin America and submitted your resume to www.Bumeran.com. Subscribers there can now associate their Bumeran …

So there’s a bunch of Live Search news that’s emerged in the last 24hours, of which the official CES news was the new search deals with Dell and Verizon wireless.

Out today though there are several new stories:

1) Official …