June, 2010

It’s here now, go go go!

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Note: if you want to keep using Live Mesh (for now), do not install Live Sync as this will remove Live Mesh.

Warning: “Download Now” is Auto install and will install

Francisco Martín García has been feeding his readers information about Windows and Windows Live that has proven to be quite accurate.  Well today, along with the build number for the Essentials beta (15.4.2850.0624), García has posted a timeline for Windows

The new emoticons are waiting for Beta! (thanks for the heads up, @_tom!)

BTW an old Windows Live Butterfly friend, Mark Noble, put together a little crib sheet of the new emoticons:

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We’re still getting used the the …

Yesterday the third IE9 Platform preview got released. This release includes support for the HTML5 <audio>, <video>, and <canvas> elements, the Web Open Font Format (WOFF), and many other new and improved capabilities.
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The platform preview installs side by side …

betadownloadlogoIf all goes according to plan, in a few hours you’ll be able to download Windows Live Essentials “Wave 4” beta, and get your hands on the first new major release for Windows Live in over a year.  In …

We just received notice that the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone post has been updated to announce the inclusion of 17 countries who can now get the new iPhone app:

[Update: 23 June, 2010] Good news: We’re adding the iPhone

Last night we posted a new UI for Bing.com/explore, which weirdly enough has reverted back to the old style, at least for now.  Here’s what we saw last night:

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If you notice, there are two new categories that show …

As none of us actually own an iPhone, it was rather problematic to actually do any kind of post on the new Messenger app for iPhone other than the PR stuff that’s floating around, so we’ve asked Jas Dhaliwal if

As it turns out, instead of flying to LA for the Bing with Ryan Seacrest show, that annoying “real life” needed a bit of tending to, and so we’re here catching up on all the news of the day coming …

It sure is going to be an exciting day tomorrow! Not only will the long awaited Wave 4 version of Windows Live Essentials go in to public beta but also set for release tomorrow is a new version of the …

As we posted last week, the beta will indeed become public sometime tomorrow. Piero Sierra just announced it on Inside Windows Live:

Tomorrow, hot on the heels of the Hotmail roll-out, the new Windows Live Essentials becomes available

Here is the full session about Windows Phone 7’s marketplace at TechED 2010. In this video you can see the Marketplace application on a real LG Panther phone, a beta version of the Trial API and more information about unlocking

Windows Live CalendarLast week we posted about Windows Live Calendar Wave 4 experiencing calendar display issues soon after the upgrade. David Dennis, Principal Lead Program Manager of Windows Live Hotmail/Calendar, has kindly commented on our blog post, as well as following up …

WLMMicrosoft has just released version 1.01 of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone, and it’s available for download now from iTunes.  This new app brings Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail, Windows Live social networking and more to the iPhone and iPod …

We’ve been taking a little Twitter poll this weekend, asking our Twitter followers to reply to us @liveside with #NewHotmailHere or #NoHotmailYet, and the preliminary results aren’t too encouraging: 32 negatives with not a single positive response.

To be …

Windows Live ProfileToday on the Inside Windows Live team blog Omar Shahine (Principal Lead Program Manager for Windows Live) made a blog post about the new Windows Live Profile with particular emphasis to changes made to privacy control. We covered the new

Bing is set to announce its Spring update next week at an event in Los Angeles, but we’re already getting tips from all over spotting new stuff. First up is a new mobile experience (at leas from Zune HDs, can …

According to Francisco Martin Garcia, we’ll see the beta of Windows Live Essentials next Thursday/Friday (24/25 June). He also notes that the final is delayed by half a month.

Let’s hope he is right, we’ve waited long enough now!  …

imageWe already mentioned it briefly here, The King Of Bing Maps Contest. This week Chris Pendleton wrote a bit more about it and said that, on top of the prizes, he’ll promote the winner and his/her app:

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David Dennis over on Windows Live Inside just announced that you can now access and manage your Windows Live Calendar from any web-enabled mobile phone.

You can browse upcoming events and see when you’re free so you can quickly add …