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  • Blog Post: Live Photo Gallery uploader to Facebook and YouTube

    Two very useful “uploader” wizards for Windows Live Photo Gallery for Facebook and YouTube . LiveUpload for Facebook (Beta) LiveUpload for YouTube (Beta) More goodness from CodePlex! (Hat tip to Sarah )
  • Blog Post: Loving Windows Live OneCare

    Video: Microsoft Windows Live OneCare I'm only a day late for Paddy's day (disappointing for someone that heralds from Northern Ireland) so thought this was worth posting - http://www.getgreenstaygreen.com/ I've been using OneCare on my home machines for about 4 months now and love it. I've just set...
  • Blog Post: Fancy staying on Necker Island?

    (Credit for photo to svonog <- IC winner) The Windows Live team are running a promotion called BigSnapSearch . Fun prizes through the game "Snap" as you search which can be anything from Virgin Experience Days through to a stay on Richard Branson's Necker Island worth £12,000. Steve...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive out of beta

    I love this product! I tend not to back stuff up there much but do use it a lot to send files to friends, colleagues and customers when I need to move stuff around the web. And it's now out of beta and has 5 GB of storage! http://skydrive.live.com
  • Blog Post: How cool are you this Christmas?

    I've been involved (in the wings) in a project with the Windows Live team who used DotNet Solutions and later the Silverlight team in Seattle to produce this festive Silverlight based web site that allows users to search for the favourite and worst Christmas gift ideas and rank them on a "cool wall"...
  • Blog Post: Added the Instant Messenger Gadget - you can talk to me

    I've now implemented a great new feature of Windows Live Messenger which enables me to embed my IM presence online so that readers can see my status and even ping me a message and start a conversation. This may not be as bold a move as Eileen or James putting their phone number up there but I still think...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft jobs in Europe for Silverlight development and Live

    Students in the UK might be interested in this post from Claire Dillon to see that Microsoft do have developer roles in product groups outside of the bubble that is Redmond. "Few people know that Microsoft have quite a few core development centres outside Redmond - or that there is in fact one based...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Suite

    Windows Live is all starting to come together - at the software installer level at the very least :-) (And at the Software+Services but I'm not going that deep tonight, tis Sunday after all) Windows Live is now bundled as a suite of products to help bridge the world of your OS/desktop and the web (software...
  • Blog Post: Tafiti.com - search engine built on Silverlight

    Tafiti (or "do research" in Swahili) is a great example of what can be done with Silverlight technology and how it can be applied to enhance traditional applications. You can save and share searches and spin between content (images, blogs, web results, etc): The search engine technology, of course, is...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live SkyDrive

    Another week another cool product with a decent name. SkyDrive is a great new service in the cloud that will allow you to store your precious files. Quick summary: - 500 MB storage for free (would love to see a high capacity paid for service). - Public, friends (Live contacts) and private settings to...
  • Blog Post: Mix UK is event registration is live

    Ian has the scoop on Mix UK event site going live. Great news for all web developers and designers in the UK interested in stuff like Silverlight and Expression . Sign up quick as places will go fast!! Technorati Tags: mixuk , mix , silverlight , expression
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Student page goes live - built on Silverlight

    I haven't been part of the development but it's good to see this finally go live. We've been hankering for a 1-stop-shop for students wanting to see what Microsoft has to offer for ages and finally have it at: www.microsoft.com/uk/students It highlights: Windows Vista Windows Media Xbox and PC gaming...
  • Blog Post: The Panel - Creating front end experiences

    The Panel is a new site/community/buzz thing all about stuff that you look at on Windows Vista and the web. It is going to be a 'place' for Microsoft to showcase interesting applications, websites, gadgets that take advantage of all the great new stuff we have in our OS and developer platform: ...
  • Blog Post: So much to do, so little time...

    Well, all I seem to talk about these days is that I am going away on holiday for a granduoso 3 weeks to Australia (maybe I should meet up with other DPE folks like Frank or Dave). The countdown is on now with under 2 weeks til we fly off - can't wait. But, that ain't what is interesting to blog readers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Presentation Foundation search engine using Windows Live Search Macros

    Windows Live Search Macros enables Joe Bloggs like you and me to create our own search engines! WL Search Macros are a great way of getting more out of the default Live search engine by allowing users to create personlised search macros which modify the default experience. For instance, I am doing a...
  • Blog Post: Just spotted a cool new designer community - Re:merged

    A cool new community for designers interested in the interactive design of Web 2.0 and with a focus currently on the Windows Live services and SDKs. www.remerged.com/remerged
  • Blog Post: The killer bots are coming...

    ...not really! But wouldn't life be a whole lot more interesting if they were. Thankfully the kind of bot that I am talking about sits safely inside the CLR and tells you things you want to know like train timetables and Encarta questions. Ian Moulster in my group is running a cool UK competition...
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