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  • Blog Post: Skydrive to offer 25GB online space for free

    You may have noticed a whole ton of announcements about Windows Live yesterday. There is plenty of very cool stuff - I love the new groups feature for example, pop aggregation on hotmail, the great new home page, having video preview pics and videos/picture linked to emoticons.....and lots more. But...
  • Blog Post: Using any email address for your Windows Live ID

    Did you know that you can use any email address to sign up for a Windows Live ID? Which means you can use any email address to access Hotmail or Messenger for example, or SkyDrive or Spaces or any other Windows Live Service. So if I have an existing email address such as ianm@someorotheremailprovider...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive out of beta, and increased to 5GB of space

    This is more great news - SkyDrive is now out of beta, and we've increased the amount of free storage space to 5GB. Read all about it here .
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Developer Tools add-on and Visual Studio 2008

    As you know, Visual Studio 2008 is now released and some of you may be wondering whether the add-on for Windows Live development works with the released version of VS2008. The short answer is yes, although there is one small tweak to the web config file required as described here . The team are continuing...
  • Blog Post: Under the covers of the Windows Live QuickApps

    I have mentioned the Windows Live QuickApps previously as I feel they're a really good way to get hold of operational source code of real working web applications to use in your own development projects. However it can be difficult for the uninitiated to get to grips with the code and how it's been...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 RTM now on MSDN subscriber downloads

    In case you didn't see this elsewhere, if you're an MSDN subscriber you can download Visual Studio 2008 right away. And .NET 3.5 of course. All very cool. While there are a whole host of new features (and the Moth's blog is a great place to read about some of these, for example this link) the three that...
  • Blog Post: A New Job

    Well the time has come for me to move on to something new. I'm still going to be working for Microsoft but I have been really fortunate to be accepted for a new role as the Windows Live Commercial Lead for the UK. What does this mean? There's a really long answer to that question that I won't go into...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn more about Windows Live?

    For a developer, Windows Live offers a huge amount of potential, particularly for taking advantage of the success we've had with Hotmail and Messenger contacts (billions of records), and Windows Live Spaces. Plus the terrific service from Silverlight Streaming and how you can use our bandwidth to stream...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Streaming plug-in for Expression Encoder

    We have just released a plug-in for Expression Encoder that makes it child's play to publish videos to your Silverlight Streaming account. What does this actually mean? The answer depends on what you know: For people who already know what Silverlight Streaming and Expression Encoder are all about...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #5 - SkyDrive

    What is it? I have blogged about SkyDrive before but I'd like to include it in this series for completeness. So what is it? Think of it as a USB stick on the web. It's 1GB of free storage that you can use however you like - but generally I find it really useful for transferring files between machines...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #4 - Spaces Events

    What is it? A new feature of Windows Live Spaces that let's you set up events eg you can set up a social gathering of some kind and invite people to it, and organise it all via your Space. Now you might say "but I've seen this before on xxx website" and I'm sure you have. However a really useful...
  • Blog Post: Mix:UK session videos now available

    We recorded most of the sessions at the recent Mix:UK event and have now made them available online for you to view / download. They're available at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mix07/agenda.aspx , and worth a look. The Scott Guthrie sessions are particularly good, and the Windows Live sessions are some...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #3 - Photo Stitching

    What is it? Software that automatically joins up a number of separate photos of a scene into a single combined image, providing a panoramic view (as per above example). The new Windows Live Photo Gallery does just that, and does a great job. You simply select the images you want to include and hit "create...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #2 - Virtual Earth 3D Videos

    Here's the second piece about cool Windows Live stuff that's worth knowing about. What is it? I'm sure you're aware that Virtual Earth has a very cool in-browser 3D mode that really sets it apart from other web mapping solutions. You may also be aware that you can create your own collections of...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #1 - Foldershare

    We're releasing quite a bit of new stuff - some in beta, some final release - around Windows Live and I'm finding that much of the time people aren't aware of what some of the cool pieces are. So I decided it might be useful to blog a few of these, and rather than trying to do it all in one go (which...
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 skin for Tafiti

    You may recall that I recently blogged about the nice interface to Live Search provided by Tafiti. Well the team has just given it a great Halo 3 skin, take a look at www.tafiti.com . 
  • Blog Post: Mix on the BBC

    The BBC has posted a great piece of coverage of the Mix:UK event here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4849402.stm . It's a good way to get some insights into the technologies that were talked about at Mix - the programme went out on the World Service. According to their annual report , the World...
  • Blog Post: Last post on Mix

    Now that Mix is behind us I'll focus on other stuff moving forward, but did want to make a few comments about the event and about the technologies we were showing. We are incredibly pleased of course at all of the positive feedback we received about the event, it sounds like people had a good time generally...
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