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The Curious Case Of Microsoft’s Ever Changing Brand Names

Whether you are a Microsoft fan or not, you can not deny that they are one of the top companies in the tech industry that has changed the landscape of computing through decades of innovation. Although difficult to believe, yours truly, is one of the long term Microsoft fans who have kept an eye on the company and its products and been a user as …

Apple iCloud VS Windows Live Services VS Google Services

Remember the good old days of Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail, the time we only had a megabyte or two of storage? And then when Google announced Gmail with 1GB of storage, that seemed unbelievable. Those days are long gone, Yahoo! seems to have disappeared, Microsoft did a complete refresh to their services, Google has more features than we care to know and new competitors have …

New Rap Song Explains the Failures of Microsoft’s Windows Live Services

Every year, Microsoft posts a huge loss for their online services. Still, they keep trying to push new features that they ‘think’ that users want such as making Windows Live Messenger a bloated mess and making Hotmail more useless with every update ( hint: learn from Gmail, Microsoft ). A user, Dan Bull, has sent us his rap song that summarizes all the issues with …

Microsoft Connecting LinkedIn and Facebook Chat to Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft says that users can now connect their Messenger and Windows Live profiles with LinkedIn. They’ve  made connecting with different social networks possible in Windows Live Messenger Beta 2010. Now users are able to share photos, videos and links through it and other networks like Facebook and LinkedIn will update synchronously. LinkedIn connection will allow users of both services to easily keep tabs on their …

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh Available for Download [Full Installer Link]

As expected eagerly ( LiveSide have been covering the new icons and expected features constantly), Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta Refresh is now available for download. Along with the new icons, there are many bug fixes in this release as well as Windows Live Language Setting with many language packs. The installer weighs in at 151.5MB and contains all Windows Live apps. For those concerned, …

Download Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 Beta Offline Setup/Installers

Wave 4 Beta is the latest of version Windows Live Essentials Apps with improved user interfaces and great functionality. An issue with the setup files for Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 Beta is that they’re online based and it’s very difficult to find the offline links. Ed Bott has struck gold though, he has managed to find the offline links for Wave 4 Beta in …

Leaked screenshots of Windows Live Essentials 2010 Milestone Beta 3

Livebeta.net has posted some new screenshots of the latest build of Windows Live Essentials 2010 Milestone beta 3. One of the screenshot shows that the build version is 15.3.2688.420, it was complied on April 20, 2010 and its total size is 188MB. Another bit of information we have is that within the next week, invitations will be sent out to limited number of testers on …