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Windows Live Messenger + Facebook chat = 800m social
Chris Jones just did a post on the Inside Windows Live blog about todays beta refresh of Windows Live Essentials. The big news is Messenger now supports Facebook chat. You still get the Facebook social integration you may have seen in the previous beta but now you can directly chat with Facebook...
17 Aug 2010
Windows Live Essential hits beta
A comment on my blog post this week about Messenger for iPhone asked when a beta of Windows Live Essentials (aka Wave 4) would be ready. The answer is real soon….tomorrow in fact :) Get Windows Live Essentials beta tomorrow from this link The beta includes the new version of Messenger you may have seen...
23 Jun 2010
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
Windows Live Messenger is now on iPhone in English and French for the US, Canada, UK and France. You can grab it from the iPhone App Store . I think they’ve done a pretty good job on the UI. What you reckon? Also some good SkyDrive integration for handling photos.
21 Jun 2010
Faking it with Windows Live Photo Gallery
I was intrigued this morning by a tweet from Michael Arrington where he said “saw something pretty amazing at Microsoft today. very pleasantly surprised”…I see impressive things all the time but for Michael to say so got me interested. His latest post Microsoft Rolls Out Impressive Enhancements...
3 Jun 2010
Twitter Blackbird Pie Plugin for Windows Live Writer
Twitter Blackbird Pie Plugin for Windows Live Writer http://bit.ly/c0Fobs less than a minute ago via API steve clayton stevecla Scott Lovegrove really is a damn fine chap and he churns out the best plugins for Windows Live Writer. Last week I casually suggested a plugin to make Blackbird Pie , Twitter...
9 May 2010
Windows Live Messenger on iPhone
A demo from last week’s Next Web conference by my buddy Angus Logan . I’ve not seen the app myself yet but it looks pretty decent – meanwhile, I am stoked about Messenger on the PC . The social integration is outstanding. I played with a little when I first installed but having got back in to Facebook...
2 May 2010
Windows Live Messenger Preview announced
[the new social view for Messenger] [updated – my mistake, the bits are not quite baked enough for release yet. We’ll be releasing this to a limited number of individuals externally in the very near future, before expanding to a broader public beta, and finally to the full public release.] The Wave 4...
28 Apr 2010
over 4.5 billion photos a year are shared via Windows Live Messenger
I mean to post this a few weeks back and found it lingering in my drafts….which is handy as I have never been so busy at work so not getting much time to read stuff at the moment, let alone think about posting new content More interesting stats from the Inside Windows Live blog . This one caught my eye...
30 Mar 2010
More than 300 million people in 76 countries and 48 languages use Messenger every month
Wow. That’s quite a stat…when people say to me that Microsoft is new to this whole cloud thing, that’s what I’ll respond with. I have to confess for a while I wasn’t sure about calling existing services like Messenger and Hotmail “cloud services” but they genuinely are and it feels a little like the...
9 Feb 2010
Running those 1.3 billion Hotmail inboxes
Arthur de Haan’s post back on Dec 22nd made for interesting reading purely regarding the scale of Hotmail. We are a worldwide service, delivering localized versions of Hotmail to 59 regional markets, in 36 languages. We host well over 1.3 billion inboxes (some users have multiple inboxes) Over...
4 Jan 2010
Windows Live Movie Maker now available
[update] check out the download site now with sample content [update] Kip now has his review up at Liveside The new version of Windows Live Movie Maker popped out of the Redmond oven today and I think it’s a big step forward. To be honest, the beta version that shipped in Wave 3 of Windows Live Essentials...
19 Aug 2009
Live Mesh…the story so far
I seem to spend a lot of time at the moment giving people impromptu demos of Live Mesh. It’s a great way to dip your toe in to cloud computing and experience how “the cloud” can change your computing experience. I came across the What’s inside Live Mesh? page this week following a tweet from ...
5 Mar 2009
Office Live Workspace Updated
I’ve not looked at OLW for a while but it got some updates today that made me look again. For those late to the game OLW is free a web based collaboration tool from the Office team. From with Office applications you can save direct to your cloud based workspace and collaborate with others you invite...
25 Feb 2009
Messenger on Windows 7
This has bugged me for a while on Windows 7 and though Tim posted the answer a while ago in his bumper list of Windows 7 tips, I missed it until the Liveside guys pointed me to it. Basically, Windows Live Messenger get a little freaked out by jump lists in Windows 7 so you end up with two Messenger icons...
16 Feb 2009
Live Essentials Updates
As posted by the Liveside guys, it seems there are some udpates to the Live Essentials suite. Simply run the installer again and you’ll be offered update as necessary for your machine. I grabbed updates for Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Writer and Movie Maker Beta. I’m not sure what the changes are...
16 Feb 2009
New Live Search Mobile
As reported by LiveSide a new build of Live Search Mobile is out. I didn’t post about the latest version last month which includes (for US and UK) a Locate Me feature that works without GPS. For any mobile phone type m.live.com in your phone browser For Windows Mobile and Blackberry head to wls...
10 Feb 2009
Hotmail Now Does POP3
[the original hotmail logo…I fancied some nostalgia today] At last I hear you say but good things (well, POP3) come to those who wait and certainly for those who have an iPhone or Blackberry and want Hotmail :) Here’s the deets and thanks to Sarah for the tipoff POP server : pop3.live.com (Port 995) ...
27 Jan 2009
Live Mesh Awarded A Chocolate Bar?
For those not familiar with UK confectionary/candy, the Crunchie is a cinder toffee and chocolate combination from Cadbury’s that is remarkably tasty and sticks to your molars like glue. Yum. As you can see above, Ray Ozzie and David Treadwell are not being handed those type of Crunchie’s which...
10 Jan 2009
Windows Live Applications Refreshed
As reported in many places you can now grab the beta of the Windows Live Essentials beta from download.live.com . This gets you very pretty and functional new version of Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Toolbar and Family Safety all via one installer package. Obviously you...
16 Dec 2008
London Blogger Gathering: Live Mesh, Cloud Computing
A quick shout out to anyone interested in joining us for a beer or two in London next Thursday night to meet and talk about Live Mesh and cloud computing. As Steve Lamb says we have Jeff Hansen, Angus Logan and James Senior in town so it should be a fun chat. Jeff reports to Ray Ozzie so can tell you...
3 Dec 2008
Images Results in Live Search and IE8
looks like Kip and I noticed a new feature in Live Search at about the same time. I meant to post about this last week and just forgot…also noticed it only seems to work in the US right now. quite a cool little feature though that gives you image results directly in the IE8 search box.
18 Nov 2008
SkyDrive climbs to 25GB Free cloud storage
I’m totally hooked on Live Mesh now for synching my files but if you need more space than the 5gb Mesh offers and some elegant sharing and storage, SkyDrive is now offering 25gb for free. Well we have to fill those data centers with something right? :) Hat tip to Ian Moulster
14 Nov 2008
New Windows Live iconography
Details, that’s what I like…and I love the detailing of the new Windows Live product logos . Simple things keep me happy :)
13 Nov 2008
Live.com: All Change
Lots of changes coming at Live.com as it looks more and more like a full blown social network. Coverage at Techmeme and Techcrunch already. The best way to understand what’s coming though is to watch the cool video the team did with Lee and the gang at CommonCraft . If you want lots of details, check...
13 Nov 2008
Live Mesh Backgrounds
Hat tip to Jamie for pointing me to this great new pack of Mesh Backgrounds from Ori Amiga’s blog.
12 Nov 2008
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