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  • Blog Post: Important Updates to Live Services!

    from the Live Services blog : Important Updates to Live Services Starting September 8th, 2009 the Live Framework CTP (services, SDK & Tools) will be unavailable. The Live Framework will be integrated into the next release of Windows Live. Stay tuned to dev.live.com for more details in the future...
  • Blog Post: Live Framework now supports the Windows Live ID Client SDK!

    Until now. if you were building a .NET client application for Live Framework you had to ask the use for his username and password and use that to log in on his behalf. In general its bad form to need to expose the credentials to anyone except the authentication provider. Rong Cao has posted an announcement...
  • Blog Post: Moving from local LOE to local LOE

    How Do I Ensure My Mesh Object Is Available Everywhere I Need It? Let’s say you have a scenario in which you have a regular WPF client application which is going to create and manage its own mesh objects in the local Live Operating Environment (LOE) on the device. Now let’s say you install that same...
  • Blog Post: Live fx Helper Class

    Everyone seems to have their own Live fx helper class. I use one myself to cleanup the sample code that I build to demonstrate functionality or to reproduce reported problems. In the past in the forums I’ve just put a little caveat into discussion to ignore that section of the code because it is indeed...
  • Blog Post: Live Framework Webcast: Getting started with Live Framework

    The Live Services team is having a webcast event for Live Framework (Livefx). During the session, you will have a chance to hear from the Microsoft engineering team which developed Live Framework. The session will be held from 8am PST to 10am PST on Dec 8th, 2008. Agenda 8:00am – 8:30am: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Navigating LiveFX with .NET

    When first given a new SDK, what I do is immediately try to figure out the object model. This is how I try to understand what the SDK developer’s intent was and how he thinks I will or should use the new tools provided. Since documentation on the object model for the Live Framework toolkits is still...
  • Blog Post: But what can I *do* with it?

    If you have expressed confusion about what the Live Framework is about, who can use it, or just plain “What can I do with it?!” then check out Danny Thorpe ’s article How Do I Mesh Thee? Let Me Count The Ways . He breaks it down clearly and concisely and you may just be a bit surprised at what you can...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth released!

    Last week the Microsoft Live Labs team released the first version of Photosynth that allows you to make your own synths! Just log in and throw a bunch of images at it and they "automatically reconstruct a three-dimensional space from a collection of photos of a place or an object." I took a...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh is now openly available to anyone in the U.S.!

    As announced in the Live Mesh Forum , anyone in the U.S. can now use Live Mesh. Just sign in to www.mesh.com with a valid Windows Live ID. This is great news as the limited invites available earlier made me think a lot harder about using this to share data. No more "Hmmm, are you Mesh Invite worthy...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Streaming updates

    1) One common request I have seen over and over both internally and externally is "How do I get a direct HTTP link to my video?" Well ask and ye shall receive . Just use the following format: http://silverlight.services.live.com/ accountId / fileSet / fileName.wmv 2) Plus a new robust, restartable...
  • Blog Post: Hitch your domain wagon to our IM!

    Wilson posted a note with a little more info and screen shots on what the SRV entry really means if you are using Windows Live Admin Center to manage your domain within Windows Live and want our IM federation to work properly. Thanks Wilson! Anyone I've talked to knows I'm a huge fan of the Live Admin...
  • Blog Post: Make money with Silverlight Streaming? Yes. Download it as a desktop app? No.

    The ads pilot is finally available for Silverlight Streaming . You can fill out the form to indicate interest in taking part in the program. And it looks like they yanked the new deployment mechanism (HTAs) for SLS apps so they can address it properly in a cross-browser friendly manner later.
  • Blog Post: Hello from Thailand!

    I have spent the last few days in Bangkok training a great group of Microsoft folk and partners on the basic ins and outs of the Windows Live Platform. Its really great to see a bunch or people who get it. We have had some excellent discussion and they are ready to go out and help bring the Windows Live...
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