September, 2010

Just released on the Zune App Marketplace: Windows Live Messenger for Zune:   zuneWLM Today a new app for Messenger, one of the most requested apps for the device, was released on the Zune marketplace. The app supports your regular Messenger friends list & chat, as well as a …

If you haven’t already, you can download Windows Live Essentials 2011, the final version, as it came out of beta today.  The download is being released in 48 languages, and if your language isn’t available yet, it should be in the next few hours, according to a

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It’s here, go get it!

Update: links to all installers, web and full, can be found below in the comments. With thanks to Menthix.…

The “Corporate Blog of Microsoft Iberica” is reporting today that Windows Live Essentials will indeed be released today, September 30, and that 7 more countries are slated to receive Facebook Chat as part of their Windows Live Messenger 2011 experience.  According to a Bing translation of the Spanish …

Engadget reports that the fall update has just been made available to those in the preview program:

Shortly before Kinect hits store shelves on November 4th, Microsoft plans on rolling out the Fall Update to Xbox Live — even sooner for those who signed up for the

Our friend Michael Gillett from My Microsoft Life recently had the chance to meet with Oded Ran, head of marketing for Windows Phone 7 in Microsoft UK, and was given the chance to play with a devices with the RTM version of WP7 OS installed. During the briefing, …

Windows Live EssentialsWe told you last week that Windows Live Essentials 2011 final was rumoured to be coming today (September 30, 2010). Various blogs including Neowin and R27.it are now confirming this news and the final version will be available to the public at around 10AM PST.

In the final …

It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public.

There are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security Essentials provides.

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Some highlights from the past year:…

Back in April we told you about Eric Larsen and his goal to be the first man to reach the world’s three poles — South, North, and summit of Mt. Everest — within one calendar year.

The first phase, the South Pole was completed on January 4th 2010. …

wplogoBig news yesterday as the endgame for Spaces was finally revealed.  The handwriting has been on the wall for quite some time for Spaces, with anything of value (Photos, People, etc.) pulled out of Spaces quite some time ago, and a whole Wave of innovation passing it by.…

zunelogoToday in London, Microsoft announced plans to integrate MSN Music with Zune,  MSN Music will create links in its “music editorial”  to content on Zune.net.  The recently announced Zune Pass  in the UK, (£8.99/mo), which doesn’t include the 10 free songs per month offered in the US, does …

Another announcement on the Inside Windows Live blog today, looks like this is going to be a banner week for Windows Live news.  A number of new features designed to improve security and rid Hotmail of malicious accounts were announced today, including:

  • Hotmail detects if legitimate user

At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Microsoft’s Dharmesh Mehta just announced that Windows Live Spaces is going to be shut down.  In its place, Microsoft and Automattic have partnered to migrate some 30 million active bloggers on Spaces to WordPress.com.

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We posted a while ago about the precarious nature …

Remember the Double Rainbow video? Well, the Lanman Brothers are at it again! Their latest is called “Don’t mess with Evil Tina.” Automatically turn your videos, photos, and music into a great movie by using AutoMovie.

You can read more about the video here: The Wedding Video…

We’re getting right down to the wire with the launch of Windows Phone 7, with a launch announcement with all the trimmings expected in New York on October 11th, and news from multiple sources that WP7 will launch in Europe on October 21st.  Now Paul Thurrott from …

It’s been a busy week with all the Windows Live online services news and updates coming out (and possibly even more exciting news next week!), we’d almost forgotten about several Bing updates that came out this week. First off thanks to a tip from Pradeep we noticed …

If you’ve been following along at home you know that LiveSide, with the help of IDesignYourLogo.com (who are on a bit of a hiatus recently), came up with a new logo earlier this year.  You also may remember that some time ago we gave away LiveSide laptop (or

kipdrodyWith a Windows Phone 7 release just weeks away, we’ve been trying to keep up on the latest Windows Phone news, but the truth is you can only spread that peanut butter so thin, and a number of sites go much more in-depth on Windows Phone than …

A Spanish-language financial focused website, elEconomista.es, is reporting today that Windows Phone 7, to be announced by Steve Ballmer on October 11th in New York, will go on sale in Spain on October 21st

Ten days later on October 21, the mobile will reach stores Spain MoviStar,

So yesterday we saw Microsoft (temporarily) updated the Hotmail Calendar service with the new features like weather updates. It seems like that’s just the beginning of a new wave of updates coming to the Windows Live web services. If you go to any Windows Live web services today …