May, 2010

There’s lots of cool stuff in the new Hotmail, and I got to see it with my own eyes already! Last week I attended a special Windows Live (lunch) session at Microsoft headquarters here in the Netherlands. Dharmesh Mehta …

hotmail_hero Microsoft has just taken the wraps off the new Hotmail, and yes there’s a lot of new stuff to tell you about, so let’s get right to the good stuff.  Yes all the junk mail and filter enhancements are cool …

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Yet another new map app is available on Bing Maps: Piracy Watch! This app was built by IDV Solutions, who have a slew of additional information about piracy including an interactive heat map of pirate activities around the …

The other day we showed you “Los Links”, the Latin soap-opera spoof Bing commercial, and now we present you…. Episode Dos:

Not sure what to think, actually.  It DOES seem to put “I’m on a horse” in a …

This ad shows off the integration work that has been done to Bing.

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Inspired by an image on the Bing homepage, a man decides how to plan his trip to New York City, from finding a great priced …

Just under a month ago Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Live Messenger, talking for the first time about the new Wave 4 version of the popular instant messaging app and service.  Now, for the first time, Microsoft is officially …

5751_Hotmail_5F00_6DED2A31According to our friend Long Zheng’s blog post, several Australian bloggers and journalist have received an invitation to attend an exclusive lunch briefing about “the new version of Hotmail” in Sydney, Australia, at 12:30pm (AEST) on Tuesday, May 18th,

Francisco Martin Garcia, a Microsoft Active Professional, is reporting that the new name for Wave 4 Essentials will be “Windows Live Essentials 2011”:

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(we don’t know if this is an official logo or what, but Francisco posted it and it …

Office logoIf you’ve been a regular follower of LiveSide, this is probably not big news to you, as we’ve been reporting since late last year that Windows Live Office, based on SkyDrive, is going to replace Office Live Workspace. However, …

MSN.com unveiled a new design in March, and today they’ve upgraded their mobile experience to match.  Featuring a new look, emphasis on breaking news, easy access to Hotmail and Messenger, integration with Bing, as well as the content you’d …

We’ve had Windows Live Alerts set up for LiveSide for a long time, but to be honest the service just didn’t work all that well for a time, with “alerts” coming hours or even days after we’d posted.  Recently there’s …

Yesterday we reported that there’s a QFE update to Windows Live Essentials. An official word about it appeared on Inside Windows Live:

Today we released an optional update for Wave 3 of the Windows Live Essentials suite in

Office 2010 held a launch event as it released the new version of Office and Sharepoint to businesses today, and Office Web Apps, available through Windows Live, will begin rolling out June 15th, the day that Office 2010 is released …

LiveSide contributor damaster just tipped us to a QFE update to Windows Live Essentials, which will upgrade Essentials from the current build (14.0.8089.726) up to 14.0.8117.416:

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The new update doesn’t appear to be at Windows Update (yet), but you can …

Bing Maps for Mobile just released an update for Windows Phones, complete with turn by turn navigation and a new  look for the home page, with popular features like Movies and Traffic given more play:

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With the announcement that Windows Live Wave 4 Essentials will require Windows Vista or Windows 7, (and with a little glitch in our system that made commenting via IE unavailable for a few days), we thought we would do a …

The new version of Windows Live, “Wave 4”, which should become available in beta form sometime in June, will not work in XP, and a number of you have commented here and on the Inside Windows Live blog about the …

image There’s a new map app on Bing maps: the Global Action Atlas by National Geographic. The application allows users to peer into areas where our planet needs help. National Geographic and Bing Maps invite you to support efforts …

Love the Bing’s Best themepacks (wallpapers) but you are not on Windows 7? Now you can have some of Bing’s Best too, as a screensaver! Yes, even if you are still on Windows XP SP2!image

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It seems like Microsoft has confirmed the release dates for Windows Live Wave 4 web services to be in early June 2010 following an email sent to Microsoft [email protected] administrators about upcoming co-branding changes to Windows Live services. Here’s an …