May, 2010

Looks like this weekend is full of Wave 4 news. Thanks to a tip from Chrilo, and after a bit of trial-and-error on our end, we discovered the following Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 launch video from the http://windowslivepreview.com/essentials website. Seems like these were just put up …

Windows Live Photos logoA few weeks ago we showed you what’s coming in the new Windows Live Office. Today thanks to a recent blog post by Technogran, we’re able to give you a glimpse of its sister-service, Windows Live Photos, which is also based on SkyDrive. Here’s a screenshot …

Window Live SyncLast week we were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the Windows Live Essentials Preview website (http://windowslivepreview.com/essentials) as it briefly went online before it got locked out to the public again. We showed you the two Photo Gallery videos that we found, and today we’ll …

Earlier this month, Microsoft France’s student website accidentally spilled the news that Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 will be available on June 21. Later on, an email from [email protected] gave us hints that Windows Live Wave 4 web services (like Profile, Groups, SkyDrive, Photos, Office…etc.) will start rolling

Following our coverage of Windows Live Office and Windows Live Groups Wave 4, today we’ll take you through the new Windows Live Profile experience. First up, when you first log in to Windows Live Profile (once it gets upgraded to Wave 4), the first-run experience will prompt you …

This morning I found the following email in my inbox:

Dear Windows Live Events Customer,

This email is a final reminder that your existing Events and event photos, videos and other files will be unavailable after May 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you

Oohh you lucky sods over in the UK! Soon you will be able to watch TV shows with friends via the new BBC iPlayer. How? Allow me to quote from the announcement by Anthony Rose:

8. Watch with friends

And now something that for some will

A new Adventures with Bing ad-video appeared on YouTube. The first one we showed you was about The Big Apple, now we got one about an aggressive octopus.

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Intrigued by the image and tidbit on the Bing homepage, a man decides to take an adventure to find …

In an email to employees this morning, Microsoft has announced that Entertainment and Devices President Robbie Bach and Senior Vice President J Allard will be leaving the company in a shake-up of the division that includes Xbox, Zune, and mobile communications.

Bach will retire in September after 22 …

Windows Live Photo GalleryJust yesterday we told you about What’s new in Windows Live Essentials Wave 4, and one of our reader Chrilo tipped us about the new demo videos already available on the Windows Live Preview website. While the pages has now been taken down and protected, we were …

Windows Live MessengerSince Microsoft released the latest “QFE3” (QFE stands for Quick-Fix Engineering) version of Windows Live Essentials (Wave 3), build 14.0.8117.416, there had been numerous complains both at LiveSide and at the official Inside Windows Live team blog about the removal of the one-way “show my webcam” feature …

Windows Live GroupsWith the release of Windows Live Wave 4 imminent, Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net has provided us with some exclusive screenshots of Windows Live Groups Wave 4. We’ve previously mentioned that Windows Live Group is changing its focus to be the place where you collaborate and share documents. While Microsoft …

LiveSide reader Alber1690 came across an interesting find within Bing search results today (thanks for the tip!): a thumbnail view of the FAA site he was searching for (mouse over the right edge of the first result to see the pop up):

bingfaa

While this seems to be a …

Windows Live EssentialsFollowing the announcement of Messenger and Hotmail Wave 4, the next step for Microsoft’s Windows Live Wave 4 announcement is the new Essentials. Today the Windows Live Essentials Preview website (http://windowslive.com/essentials) briefly went online for a short while before locking out all users with a login …

Thanks to a post from Technogran (via MyMicrosoftLife), who posted a new icon of Windows Live Sync on her new blog post, we were able to dig further get a glimpse of some of the new icons for Windows Live Wave 4. We’ve given you a preview

Windows Live Video Messages logoAs Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 nears public release, Microsoft will be shutting off several current services due to consolidation of their services in the new version. We know that Office Live Workspaces is being migrated to Windows Live Office last week, and today Microsoft has sent out

Our friend and LiveSide reader Gilly2468 over at My Microsoft Life has come across a Windows Live url complete with a partially working Wave 4 Header.  The url, https://consent.live.com, which appears to be available to anyone with a working Live ID, contains the Wave 4 Header:…

Three more Map Apps have been released: 3NewMapApps  This time it’s all about travel!

1. Distance Calculator

Let’s say I want to fly to Seattle. First that would mean I’d have to get to the airport here. With the Distance Calculator I can find out how far it …

The I’m initiative, if you recall, was a way to support your favorite charity while using Windows Live Messenger or Hotmail, but now, after 3 years, the program has come to an end.  Some of our readers noticed that the new QFE update to Windows Live Wave 3 …

Office logoWindows Live Hotmail Wave 4 was officially unveiled yesterday, and one of the major upgrades to Hotmail is it’s tight integration with SkyDrive and Office Web Apps. As part of the announcement, Microsoft also revealed one of their newest web services – Windows Live Office. Being the …