September, 2009

BuddyFuse_5F00_7F046E21[1] The first international version of BuddyFuse has been released.

BuddyFuse, created by Dutch Computer Science student Yousef El-Dardiry, Jeroen Bransen and friends, is a free extension for Windows Live Messenger, which seamlessly integrates chat and social networks into the world’s most widely used instant messaging client. BuddyFuse …

Yesterday Sunshine told you that MSE would be available today (September 29), and indeed, as of 8am or so Pacific Standard Time, MSE is ready for download

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The new version, 1.0.1611.0, installs easily over the latest beta version (1500), here, it only took a few seconds.  There don’t …

Can a little girl fix a computer? In the below video a little girl tries to fix her computer, IE is missing from her desktop.

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Smart as she is, being able to read/write at that age an all, she Bings for a solution and comes across Fix

7510.MSE_5F00_5F00_5F00_thumb_5F00_5F00_5F00_63FCB6FA1_5F00_thumb_5F00_5BDB965D[1] After reporting that Microsoft Security Essentials will be final in the coming weeks only a week ago, we can now tell you that it will be available tomorrow, September 29.

Microsoft Security Essentials, independently certified by West Coast Labs, is backed by the company’s global security response team …

There isn’t any native way to change the search engine on iPhone to Bing, but thanks to a 99 cent app from IronSoft and their BingGo app, now you can have a great Bing experience on the iPhone.

bingGoFeatures include the Bing “wallpaper of the day” (or …

Following on from yesterday’s post on OneNote Web App, we’ve got the chance to take a look the Editing View of the Word Web App, currently disabled in the recently released Office Web Apps technical preview. Here’s a screenshot of it running in Windows Live SkyDrive:

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Last March, at Mix09, Microsoft released the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit, a way to incorporate Messenger directly into your website, and today, they’ve released a new version 3.5.  Designed to enhance the user experience, and make it easier to enable sharing via Messenger, a post on

After tweaking around with the recently released Office Web Apps, we were able to dig up a few screenshots of the currently unavailable OneNote Web App:

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OneNote Web App - Insert tab

OneNote Web App - View tab

(Note: The actual document contents in the screenshots above have been edited as our own contents failed to load, however, the …

Windows Live SkyDrive With the recent series of updates to Windows Live’s web services (Calendar, Hotmail, Photos, SkyDrive and more), we’re seeing a tip of the iceberg of what’s to come with Windows Live Wave 4 (in fact, we know this because all of the web services …

Reading Rob Margel’s blogpost about 5 windows 7 US college ads, I noticed something not Windows 7 specific in the list of videos: a video about Windows Live Movie Maker! Now that isn’t included in Windows 7 as far as we know…

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Curious I went to the …

When Microsoft announced its 4th quarter earnings,  as Todd Bishop reports in TechFlash, the company made some changes in the way it reports Windows Live income, which Microsoft detailed Sept. 22.  Previously, Windows Live was included within the Online Services Business (which was renamed today to Online …

Thanks to a random tweet in our “Bing” Twitter Search, we came across these cool laptop skins from Schtickers.  Unfortunately, they’re only for Microsoft employees:

NOTE: These skins can only be purchased by Microsoft employees. Only valid Microsoft email addresses will be accepted to complete any

MSE_5F00_thumb_5F00_63FCB6FA[1]Neowin reports that Microsoft’s Security Essentials team has confirmed that the final version of Microsoft Security Essentials will be made available in the coming weeks.

Microsoft Security Essentials is Microsoft’s free anti-virus and anti-spyware product that replaces Microsoft’s paid Windows Live OneCare subscription service which was withdrawn earlier …

Microsoft’s Bing will begin a pilot program to bring company logos and favicons to paid search listings this month, according to a post in MediaPostNews’ Online Media Daily.  The new look for paid search listings are intended to “make ads pop in search results” and hopefully encourage …

If you are curious and eager to try out Office Web Apps, after reading our review, you have to sign up here. Then you have to wait for the invitation to come. But, (once signed up) there is another way to try.

Now this works if …

Office 2010 If you’ve been following the tech world lately, Office Web Apps Technical Preview is officially released to selected testers within Windows Live SkyDrive today. (And yes, that is the official name now, so much for trying to find a new “cooler” name for it before.) At the moment, …

rss10k We reached a little milestone at LiveSide today, as for the first time our Feedburner chiclet reported over 10,000 RSS readers.  Our thanks go out to all of you, first of all,  we certainly don’t do this for the money, and to see our readership continue to grow …

hotmailkeyboardshortcuts We told you last week about some upcoming changes to Hotmail, all part of “Wave 4 M1” (M1 refers to Milestone 1, a development marker.  Wave 4 development is currently well into M2).  Well after some hurried changes to some of the wording in the post we …

As usual, Mary Jo Foley is right on top of all the latest from Microsoft, including Office Web Apps.

In her post on “Ten things to know”, she answers some of the more immediate questions on Office Web Apps, here’s some highlights:

  • OWA is available to Office

In a press release today, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office Web Apps will begin a limited number invitation only Technical Preview.  Office Web Apps will offer lightweight versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the web through Windows Live SkyDrive.

Microsoft is also announcing the formal