September, 2009

Things have been very quiet in most of the Windows Live products since Wave 3 got released, but the one product who’s silence seems to bring concern about its future is Live Writer. This hasn’t been helped by some key …

Back in August, the Windows Live Messenger team blog posted an announcement regarding a mandatory upgrade to version 14.0.8089, due to security issues.  Beginning on August 25th, Messenger users on 8.1 or 8.5 were reminded to upgrade, but as of …

This week 23 new third-party feed partners, including Blingee, BuddyTV, Goodreads, Hulu, Judy’s Book, MySpace, Newsvine, OleOle, Qik and SlideShare are rolling out in Windows Live (full list available here).

Adding feeds to your Windows Live Profile is easy. …

Today at the TechCrunch 50 conference, Microsoft Senior Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced a new feature for Bing: Visual Search.

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As of this writing, the new search isn’t available yet, but is supposed to be live in beta today

mfp_logo We’ve been using MoFuse to power our mobile experience for about a year now, and have been very pleased with the service.  Basically MoFuse takes our RSS feed, optimizes it for mobile on a number of devices, and takes care …

While we’re working through getting our new mobile experience at m.liveside.net (not done yet, but getting there) together, we thought it might make a good topic for a poll.  Thanks for responding to our first poll, on how you check your

We know Wave 4 is coming, and now thanks to WindowsLiveHelp.com, we know at least a few of the changes coming (here already?) to Hotmail.  We don’t appear to be seeing any of them here, yet, do you?

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Just saw a tweet that Bing Translator now supports the Thai language, and sure enough, a quick check on our Translator webpage add-in box shows that Thai is at the bottom of our list:

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That brings the number of languages …

Windows_Live_Calendar_logo Last week, on September 3, 2009, Windows Live Events was officially “retired” and users will no longer be able to create new events using this service, and users are encouraged to download all the files and photos associated with an …

Microsoft held its annual company meeting earlier today (Wed Sept 10) at SafeCo Field (where the Mariners play major league baseball), and from the tweets and various snippets of posts that filtered out of the stadium seemed to cast Bing …

As the number of megapixels in cameras increases, and making panorama pictures has been made easy with Windows Live Photo Gallery, it was time for Windows Live Photos to follow suit. Today a new release is being rolled out

Another “Laptop hunters” video appeared. No, not another one looking for a laptop, this time it’s a behind the scenes one.

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Enjoy!

Via: The Microsoft Blog

windows-live-mail-logo Yesterday was Labor Day in the United States, the unofficial demarcation between summer and vacation time and fall.  School is starting again all over, football season is just beginning, and traditionally Microsoft gets back from employees gone on summer vacation …

Searching is one thing, but why do you search? Who do you search for? Is it for you, for a friend, maybe it’s even for a group of friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could share the search result

New releases of both the Windows and web Client are now available with many new features and bug fixes. The Windows Client has photo-realistic rendering of the Earth and Sun, as well as shadows of Jupiter’s moons. The new Cosmos …

In this second part of our interview with Mike Torres, a PM for Windows Live Movie Maker, we talk a bit more about how WLMM was built: the weekly meetings with teams from Office and Windows about how to best …

Last June, the Windows Live Hotmail team posted on some upcoming changes to the way Hotmail is handled by client email readers, and as of September 1st (yesterday, most places), the old protocol, DAV, (or Web DAV) has been retired

maelstrom Yesterday I drove out to Redmond (which can take anywhere from 25 minutes to 2 hours depending on traffic – actually made great time) to meet with Mike Torres and talk a bit about Windows Live Movie Maker, which was …

sxsw SxSW Interactive, held every year in Austin, Texas (SxSW 2010 is March 17-21) is fast becoming the social networking place to be.  Of course it doesn’t hurt that it’s held in conjunction with SxSW Music, one of the …

The Bing Maps Imagery release of August covers 101,486 kilometers! This release includes imagery of Algeria, Australia, China, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, India, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, …