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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(…)

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Available For Download [Build 15.4.3538]

Microsoft has released Windows Live Essentials 2011 with improved performance and SSL support for Windows Live Mail. There build for this update is 15.4.3538.0513. The 2011 essentials update brings enhancements to photo uploading in Mail, improved voice and video quality in Live Messenger and address issues regarding crashes in Photo Gallery. Here is a list(…)

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(…)

Microsoft’s New Commercials Promote Windows Phone 7 and Windows Live Services

Microsoft advertisement has taken a U-turn ever since Windows 7 launched. There ads have meaning now and actually make sense to the average consumer. They show off why you should use the product and what its benefits are. The latest round of commercials from Microsoft does just that; show off the wonderful features of digitally(…)

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(…)

Download Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 Beta Offline Setup/Installers

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(…)

Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 Beta now available for Download

After a long wait, and a few leaked builds, Microsoft has finally released the public beta of Windows Live Essentials Wave 4. Windows Live Essentials is a collection of free apps that improve the functionality of Windows with apps such as Photo Gallery, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer and much more. The great thing is(…)

Download Windows Live Online Services sidebar gadget by Microsoft

Microsoft doesn’t release official sidebar gadgets too often. They actually managed to remove a few handy sidebar gadgets that were shipped with Windows Vista, from Windows 7 such as Notes Gadget and Contacts Gadget. Recently, Microsoft released a new gadget for Windows Vista and 7 named Online Services gadget.

WindowsLivePreview.com to go live today

WindowsLivePreview.com is expected to go live today (April 28th). This site will basically do the promotion for Windows Live Wave 4 in the coming months. Liveside was lucky to get a screenshot of the website while it was briefly online earlier.

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(…)

Download Windows Live Wave 4 Leaked build!

Windows Live Wave 4 Beta setup was leaked a while back. It packs a whole new set of features but the interface is not that appealing, maybe because it’s not even in a beta stage right now. We really hope the final product is a lot like something which would perfectly blend into a Windows(…)

Facebook app for Zune HD now available for download

After ages of waiting by Zune HD users, Microsoft has finally released a Facebook app for them. The Twitter app for Zune HD was released almost 76 days ago, back in December, 2009. The Facebook app provides all the usual features such as viewing Photos, News Feed, profiles, messaging, notificatiosn and status updating. It even(…)

Using Office Web Apps on an iPod Touch or an iPhone

Microsoft has not announced Office Web Apps for the iPhone or iPod Touch currently, but there’s a workaround to get it running on these devices. The edit link for documents isn’t there when you open them in SkyDrive on the Mobile Safari browser due to lack of support. While the experience of running OWA is(…)

Download the new and improved MSN Toolbar for IE and Firefox

Microsoft has updated the Silverlight MSN Toolbar and it’s now available for download for Internet Explorer ( 6+ ) and Firefox 3. It’s a lot more flashy in terms of looks and animations than the previous version and provides a great experience to common MSN website and Windows Live Services. Some of the new features(…)

Outlook Connector released for Office 2010

Outlook Connector released for Office 2010

Microsoft has released updated versions of Outlook Connector for Office 2010 Technical Preview, in 32 and 64 bit versions. Outlook Connector sync Hotmail, calendar and contacts with Outlook. The previous version of the connector works with Office 2007 but not with Office 2010. Download using the links below: For Office 2010 (32 bit) For Office(…)

Microsoft Security Essentials will send your personal information back to Microsoft

Microsoft has recently released a free anti-virus solution that proves out to be better than almost all paid solutions available for consumers out there. We did a detailed review of the AV earlier and you can read it at the link given in the post. But during extended usage, we came across the following. Turns out(…)

Happy Birthday to Windows Live Messenger!

Windows Live Messenger, the most used IM service in the world will be turning 10 years old on 22nd of July. Started in 1999 as MSN Messenger, WLM has grown to an active user base of 330 million users per month! Messenger has had a big impact on the lives of so many people that(…)

Is Kumo going to replace the whole Live brand and not just search?

While there are news everywhere about how Microsoft is thinking of rebranding Live Search, this screenshot from the IEBlog shows otherwise. It says ‘Kumo Search Maps’ in the accelerator although if you use it at the moment, you’ll see Live Search Maps. This screenshot taken by a Microsoft employee obviously seems to be spilling out(…)