Microsoft Eliminating Bundled Email and Media Editing Programs in…

According to CNET » 9/23/08 1:32pm 9/23/08 1:32pm, Microsoft has decided to strip of all built-in email and media editing programs and replace them with optional downloadable apps that tap into Windows Live. Microsoft claims that the move was made out of a desire to ensure a quicker turnaround for future OS releases and to provide a more…

Windows Live Updated For Windows Mobile Devices

Not content to just offer a new version of Windows Live Messenger for a competing platform, Microsoft today released an updated official version of the full Windows Live app for Windows Mobile that features contacts syncing, support for Live Spaces, Live Maps, and push email from HotMail, MSN, or Live accounts. It's a… » 7/22/08 9:00pm 7/22/08 9:00pm

Windows Live Messenger Finally Arrives For BlackBerry

Many companies use Windows Live Messenger for corporate IM because it's free and comes with pretty much any Windows computer they purchase. Windows Mobile users have had mobile IM love for awhile, but BlackBerry users have been left out, at least as far as official messengers go. They had already been promised an… » 7/22/08 8:30pm 7/22/08 8:30pm

Microsoft Opens Up More Spots in Live Mesh Beta Preview

If you've been reading all about the Mobile Me rollout with scorn for its Apple-ness, Microsoft just opened up more preview slots for its Live Mesh service that similarly syncs files and info across all of your devices in the cloud (including Macs-later). While the service can be a bit hard to parse at times, its… » 7/17/08 4:25pm 7/17/08 4:25pm

Windows Live for Mobile Hits Nokia S60 Phones

If you play in the Windows Live sandbox (Hotmail, Messenger, Live Contacts and Spaces) and use a Nokia S60 phone, your life just got easier. Available today in a whole buncha places it wasn't before, the Windows Live app for S60 syncs your Live contacts and Hotmail account with the phone's address book and mail client… » 5/28/08 10:46pm 5/28/08 10:46pm

Windows 7 and Windows Live to Have Even More Forced Integration

In a move that's sure to make the EU giddy at the possibility of levying more fines, Microsoft's been circulating some internal memos brainstorming ways to better connect the next version of Windows with the next version of Windows Live. The author dreams of a system where each user can log into their Live accounts… » 4/30/08 12:00pm 4/30/08 12:00pm

Microsoft Wants You to Pay Monthly Subscription for Office and Services…

Microsoft is testing a new bundle of fun codenamed "Albany" which rolls Office Home and Student, Windows Live OneCare, Office Live Workspace and some other Live services into a package that you'll pay a monthly fee for. It's this kind of thing, turning software into service you have to keep paying for and never… » 4/18/08 3:50pm 4/18/08 3:50pm

Windows Live Drops Out of Beta, @live.com Email Addresses Available

Microsoft's Windows Live package has just dropped out of beta development. The released package contains various desktop programs for email, IM, blogging and photo sharing. The Windows Live Mail app will allow for email account convergence between most popular email providers, including Gmail and AOL. Direct Flickr… » 11/07/07 7:08am 11/07/07 7:08am

Games for Windows Makes You Pay $50 a Year to Play With Xbox 360 Owners

Xbox 360 owners are already used to paying every year for the privilege of playing with their friends on Xbox Live, but now Windows get to cough up cash too. For $50 a year, Windows Live will give you—tweed jacket-wearing Windows guy—the ability to play games like Shadowrun and Halo 2 with your buddies on Xbox 360. » 3/14/07 5:30pm 3/14/07 5:30pm