March, 2009

Liveside

No doubt about it Windows Live Messenger is popular, almost everyone has a Windows Live ID & messenger is installed on almost every new computer. Thus making it an easy choice for most peoples IM needs.

However, there are still a lot of people who use another service, …

MicrosoftDreamspark

Microsoft DreamSpark, launched February 2008, is now also available to High-school students. This was announced by Bill Gates at the Government Leaders Forum in Washington DC.

“Today, despite the economic crisis, it’s as important as ever to focus on investing in innovation so we can continue to …

On April 2…. yes April 2nd ,Robert Bach will take to the stage and make the day 2 keynote at CTIA’s 2009 trade show.

He is president of the Entertainment & Devices, a group that includes Zune & Windows Mobile. You can expect the usual dog & pony …

In a blog post today, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Michael Scherotter reveals that MySpace will now support Silverlight in its developer platform.  Developers will now be able to create Silverlight applications on MySpace’s OpenSocial based platform.  According to the blog post:

  1. MySpace has just announced support for Silverlight

Hello LiveSide!

My name is Ryan RC Rea, I’m the newest blogger here at Liveside

I will be covering Zune & Windows Mobile, as well the rest of Windows Live. I’m as excited as you are about future of Windows Live, Windows , Windows Mobile & Microsoft’s entertainment …

smx In his first public appearance since joining Microsoft, Dr. Qi Lu, President of Microsoft’s Online Services Division, will kick off day 2 of the search marketing expo held annually in Seattle in early June.

This year’s SMX Advanced, held on June 1-3, will feature Dr. Lu,  …

canneslions The 56th annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival has named Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, as Media Person of the Year.  The annual award will be presented to Ballmer, who will speak at the event in a Microsoft Advertising seminar,  at the Festival in Cannes, France this June.…

Last month only Obliques were added to Virtual Earth, this month it’s solely Ortho, 21TB’s worth! Not a huge release in terms of terabytes, but huge in terms of square kilometers of the world (63 countries are represented). Lots to discover for you on Live Search Maps

After the My Neighbourhood Map, which shows anything you may want to know whilst in the city, the City of Seattle added yet another Virtual Earth app to their site. This time it’s all about transportation. The Traveler’s information Map provides real time information on traffic …

WWTlogo Since its public release in May 2008, nearly 2 million people around the world downloaded the free desktop observatory. PC World called World Wide Telescope a “phenomenal resource for enthusiasts, students, and teachers,” and tech blogger Robert Scoble called it “the most fabulous thing I’ve seen Microsoft …

WMPowerUser is reporting today that they’ve heard that Zune is coming to Windows Mobile, but not in 6.5.  According to them, Zune for Windows Mobile won’t be coming until Windows 7, but that it will be a “pretty full implementation of it”.

WMPowerUser has a bit more:

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Always worried if you packed everything for your trip? Are the ones left behind fully informed? Office Live Workspace has a new template to help you with all this.

OLWsNewTravelWorkspace

To create, just sign in to your account and in the left panel, click New Workspace, and then …

If you have Live Mesh for Windows installed, today you should be receiving a version update, to 0.9.3432.31, according to a post on the Live Mesh forums.  Included in the update are both bug fixes (including optimized MOE CPU/memory use) and some new features:

  • Added option to

Pocket-lint, the “largest independent gadget news and reviews site in the UK”, is reporting today that Microsoft plans to take on Google’s Street View with a “public-led” offering based on PhotoSynth technology and Silverlight to “allow users to upload geotagged images into a central database to help …

We told you it was coming the last time we told you about the new Windows Live FrameIt, and we’ve seen FrameIt integrated with Facebook already. This time it’s Microsoft’s very own service that gets the integration – yes you heard it right you are now able to …

A few weeks ago our friend Dena over at Neowin caught a Windows Live live commercial on Mythbusters, and tonight, LiveSide reader Orion was able to capture a new one:

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Thanks to Orion for taking the time to and having the presence of mind to capture the moment, …

Another day, another gem coming from Twitter.  This time, TechCrunch found a tweet by a Microsoft Advertising marketing manager for Southeast Asia (since taken down), which appears to reveal the timing of Facebook integration into Windows Live:

Facebook will be added in the Windows Live activities in april,

Web Messenger, expected as part of the Wave 3 update to Windows Live Hotmail but only seen in fits and starts, appears to be making a comeback.  We spotted Web Messenger in December, only to discover that we were still hosted on dogfood servers after a preview we …

Ok, so you got me, this is one of those shameless plugs posts. However, this is something that could benefit all you bloggers out there. Quite some time ago now (over two years!) I released my very first version of my Live Writer Backup utility, and …

The other day we posted a “tweet” from “livesearch”, on Kumo being “only a test name”.  We posted on it after seeing it retweeted numerous times, including by a number of people we know to work at Microsoft (but that’s no excuse).  We even linked to the list …