April, 2010

HotmailJust yesterday we showed you what’s new in the upcoming Messenger Wave 4. Today we were able to dig up the latest Hotmail Wave 4 press release information, and just like yesterday’s post, these are direct quotes from Microsoft which we think might most interest you (those …

And there I was yesterday, at the Next Web Conference 2010. Saw amazing demos of the new Windows Live Messenger and Messenger for iPhone by Angus Logan. Amongst the things Angus showed, what impressed me most were HD video chat (with sharing pictures etc. at the …

Microsoft_Office_2010Last week we told you that Windows Live Office will be coming in Wave 4, and will be accessible at http://office.live.com. But remember that Office Live Workspace currently reside on this web address, so what will happen to that? It seems like Windows Live Office will completely …

Today in a speech to students at the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, Microsoft CEO is publically showing Windows Live Wave 4 for the first time.  Luckily we already know about much of what is being shown, but it’s great to get it out in the open, …

Some of us caught a glimpse of the new WindowsLivePreview.com website which accidentally went live this morning for a short while. We were fortunate enough to capture some of the newly released info before it got taken offline again. We won’t repost the whole website here, but here’s …

Bing got quite a lift when it was initially announced from a series of ads decrying link overload and declaring Bing to be “the decision engine” from Microsoft.  Then last month a new set of ads started appearing in the UK, and just now a couple of new …

jobvenn We’re very pleased to be able to announce that one of our own, LiveSide co-founder Harrison Hoffman, has accepted a position at Microsoft, and will be moving to the Seattle area this summer to begin working as a Product Manager/Evangelist for the Windows Live team.

Along with …

Photosynth just got an update, which allows you to share photosynths on Facebook. PhotosynthFacebook  Not just your own, any synth you like! You don’t even have to be signed in on the photosynth site to do so. How about that? Just click the Facebook button under …

Earlier today, Our friend Tom Warren at Neowin.net posted some tantalizing new screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone, which he expects to become available in June, along with the rest of Wave 4, although some select testers may get early access before then.

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The iPhone app …

We just went to write up a story on www.windowslivepreview.com, which was rumored to go live tomorrow (April 28th), but looky here, it’s live already:

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(we’ve been hitting some error pages, looks like the site isn’t quite ready for prime time, so if you can’t reach it, …

Everyone loves numbers, and we run across lots of them in looking for stories here at LiveSide, but getting good numbers, ones that show real information that isn’t slanted toward one viewpoint or another can be challenging.  That’s why we’re starting an occasional series of posts on “the …

Today Livebetas.net posted several screenshots of the latest Windows Live Essentials 2010 Milestone 3 beta. The screenshots seem to indicate that they’re from the build 15.3.2688.0420, compiled on April 20, 2010. The website claims that the full installer weighs in at about 188MB and invitations will be sent …

Last week, as Microsoft began to open up a bit about Windows Live Wave 4, Corporate Vice President Chris Jones offered up an interesting list of Wave 4 clients:

We will then roll out updates to our web services, followed by betas of our software for Windows PCs,

Remember earlier this year we showed you the new Windows Live Wave 4 header? Well it seems like there has been some changes to the header lately, in particular, it seems like there is a slight rebrand for one of the new services – Windows Live Docs

Bing is the major sponsor of “Save the Poles,” an expedition of Explorer Eric Larsen and his team. This expedition is meant to raise awareness of climate change. Eric’s goal is to be the first man to reach the world’s three poles — South, North, …

Facebook just launched new Community pages. From the Facebook Blog:

Community Pages are a new type of Facebook Page dedicated to a topic or experience that is owned collectively by the community connected to it. Just like official Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures, Community Pages

And the winners of the student Earth Day Photo Contest are chosen from the 12 finalists. More than 200,000 votes were cast!

Grand prize and first prize in the category 18+: Alan Bosse, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL – “Passion and Bee” image Alan took this …

At the F8 Conference today, Microsoft FUSE Labs Director Lili Cheng announced the release of Docs, which uses Office Web Apps to allow sharing of Office Documents among Facebook Friends.

In a blog post on the Docs site, Cheng describes the Docs vision:

The fact that

The Seattle Storm Women’s NBA team announced a major partnership today with Bing, and will feature the Bing logo on their jerseys as well as in much of their marketing in the coming years.

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According to the Storm website:

The Bing name and logo will appear on

Windows Live Wave 4 testing will expand to users outside Microsoft shortly. According to Mary Jo (ZDNet) this will be in the coming weeks. From a blog post by Chris Jones, Corporate Vice President of Windows Live:

For several months now, we’ve had several thousand people running