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  • Windows Live brand killed off, apps bundled with Win8

    Steven Sinofsky has announced, via the Building Windows 8 blog, that the ‘Windows Live’ branding will be killed off. Officially the term is ‘reimagined’, but essentially the brand is going the products and services are staying. Windows live was first released back in 2005 and over its lifetime included...
  • Log into Windows 8 with your LiveID

    Update Microsoft have just released a teaser site for the new functionality – http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowslive/skydrive/ It may not be Bingo, but one of my predictions from last night just became a reality. Windows 8 supports LiveID login ! Once your logged in, your settings from other machines come with you....
  • YouTube switches to iFrame embed, broken in WLW

    Along with YouTube’s new front page (when logged in), they also made an important change to how the embed code is handled. Traditionally embedding YouTube videos used the <embed> tags, but now uses <iframe> instead. There’s one big problem with this, support. Not all websites enable iFrame embeds, actually...
  • Windows Live Hotmail goes SSL, passes by Google*

    Gmail users concerned with security were able to enable SSL connections to their mail for over a year now. A few months ago, Google turned this on by default for all users, problem is, this is only for gmail, not any of the other Google services. This means Calendar...
  • Windows Live Essentials 2011 released ! XP users cry in the corner.

    The latest suite of desktop applications under the banner of Windows Live Essentials 2011. This includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Bing Bar, Family Safety, and the renamed (again) Windows Live Mesh. While there is a number of changes I’ve already discussed in a previous post...
  • Confirmed! Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta tomorrow.

    Just confirmed on The Windows Blog, the much anticipated Live Essentials 2011 beta (or wave 4) will be released to the public tomorrow. Just to re-iterate, XP users are out of luck, the new version will only be available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users. Time to upgrade.....
  • Windows Live Wave 4 online properties updated

    Those of you familiar with http://home.live.com will notice a change when you visit there today. Microsoft have updated the web properties of Live Wave 4. Home page This includes your Home screen which contains social updates from your contacts and their social network activities. A great feature of the...
  • Windows Live Wave 4 press event May 18th

    Next Tuesday I’ll be heading to Sydney for press lunch hosted by Microsoft’s Director of Marketing and MSN products – Alex Parsons. The Windows Live team will be showcasing a preview of the upcoming changes or 2011 versions of Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Essentials...
  • Welcome to the Bing Bar

    While most of us simply disable browser toolbars, the new Bing Toolbar is included in the new Windows Live Essentials Suite. Customization The Bing Bar contains a number of configurable properties, Color schemes and seasonal scenes. You can also switch out the default shortcuts for a number of other...
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