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Code using Live Search APIs and win $10k
The Live Search team have just launched a cool competition in partnership with the Gnomedex conference where developers can win $10,000 and other cash prizes that have in impact on the economy or earth’s ecology. The only caveat is that submitted applications must use Live Search APIs! You can...
21 Apr 2009
Live Messenger: our network is your network
I was doing some background reading on Live Messenger today via Wikipedia and it said that the first version of messenger (then MSN Messenger) came out in 1999! wow that seems so long ago, and look how much has changed since then! Above – Messenger then and now. Since then, we’ve had many new versions...
11 Mar 2009
Live Services Jumpstart Training Videos
Couldn’t make it to the Live Services Jumpstart training earlier this year? Don’t fret, we’ve just published the recordings from these sessions on the Live Services Developer Portal. Go download, learn, enjoy and create wonderful things: http://dev.live.com/training
17 Feb 2009
Live Services How Do I Videos
Now in embedded flavor right here on the blog, enjoy: If you can see this, your browser doesn't understand IFRAME If you can see this, your browser doesn't understand IFRAME
13 Feb 2009
Azure Services “How Do I” Videos
Get your head around the Azure Services Platform in the videos we’ve just released on MSDN. We’ve got Windows Azure courtesy of Dr Aiken , .NET Services courtesy of Sir Nigel Watling and Live Services on the scene thanks to myself and Angus Logan . Get the downloads here: http://msdn.microsoft...
12 Feb 2009
Azure Services Training Kit
Last week we released the Azure Services Platform Training Kit. There’s content aplenty including Decks, Demos and Labs – so much goodness it’s almost untrue! Here’s the a la carte menu: The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations...
10 Feb 2009
Mesh and the Imagine Cup
This year Mesh is in the thick of the action with the Imagine Cup 2009! This year the competition is in Egypt and we’re excited about the cool apps that students are going to build using the Live Framework and Mesh Services, Contacts and Profiles. Here’s the scoop on Mesh from the Imagine...
10 Feb 2009
Running Mesh Beta Client at the same time as Live Framework CTP Client
For those of you who are busy developing applications for Mesh using Live Framework, you will be aware of the problem that until now you couldn’t run the Mesh Beta Client at the same time as the Live Framework CTP. Fortunately, we’ve put together a workaround that allows your to run both alongside...
30 Jan 2009
New Live Services sessions released for Mix09!
Dr Angus and I have been working hard on new sessions for Mix. Some of them have been published today over here: http://2009.visitmix.com/Agenda/Sessions.aspx Make sure you register early and I’ll see you in Vegas! :-) Mesh-Enabled Web Applications Come learn how to extend your existing...
15 Jan 2009
Trouble logging into http://developer.mesh-ctp.com?
Running up to Christmas we dished out quite a few new Live Mesh Tokens to people who were waiting in the line. To sign up for a developer account (enabling you to code against Live Mesh and Live Framework) you needed to visit http://lx.azure.microsoft.com (The Azure Services Developer Portal) and...
6 Jan 2009
Live Framework Walkthrough Guides
This week I’ve been exploring more and more of the Live Framework and playing around with building some demos and samples. To help me out I’ve found the Live Framework Walkthrus really useful: Walkthrough Resource Model and Feeds Walkthrough MeshApp Walkthrough Extending the Resource Model Walkthrough...
3 Jan 2009
Defining Azure and Ignoring Live Services at your peril
Windows Azure Steve found a rather honest and down to earth description of Windows Azure on The Register. I particularly liked their take on SQL Services (SQL Service that is managed for you by Microsoft): Giving you access to a straight-up hosted Microsoft SQL Server would be too useful, so in...
11 Nov 2008
Microsoft Services Connector – from Active Directory to the Cloud, seamlessly
Dr Logan has posted about resources that will help you get your head around the Microsoft Services Connector which lets your business users connect using their active directory domain accounts with no fuss to services in the cloud that they can then consume, yum, yum. Key thing is – no extra logins...
4 Nov 2008
Software + Services: Greater than the sum
Great new video on S+S and what the S+S vision is. Love how they dropped the “Mesh” word in right in the middle :-) I like the phrase “code into commerce” too… There’s another video gem on the site S+S site too (which has been revamped to mirror the Windows design) which is worth checking out too...
28 Oct 2008
Live Services Jumpstart
Hop, skip and jump start into Live Services with these 2 day technical courses on how to build amazing consumer web applications and unlock the critical mass of users quickly to make your idea fizz. There are 11 locations around the world where we’ll be handing out the knowledge and knowhow so...
14 Oct 2008
Reflections on Ray
I arrived back in San Francisco last night after a great conference in Atlanta, and despite being a little drained (totally my own choice) I couldn’t help be excited by two particular keynotes I saw. Firstly Craig Mundie gave some insight into some of the advances we are making in Surface and showed...
21 Jul 2008
Pro Photo Tools
Chris has details on the recently released Microsoft Pro Photo Tools that provide extra functionality beyond Windows Live Photo Gallery. The Microsoft Pro Photo Blog provides some more insight on what the tool can do: Microsoft has released the first version of Microsoft Pro Photo Tools with geotagging...
6 May 2008
Live Maps in the UK - normal service is resumed
You'll be glad to hear that Live Maps UK is no longer redirecting Multimap - well done for all your feedback - we made a difference and changed their mind! Power to the people!
14 Apr 2008
Mix UK Videos Up
Woah been a busy past couple of weeks. Been doing Windows Server 2008 events up and down the country and moved apartment so been up to my eyeballs! Although I didn't move far it was fairly stressful and I'm now left with a weekend of unpacking. Oh and joy, there was no BT phone line...
30 Nov 2007
Getting started with Live Services and Virtual Earth
I just finished putting together some info for a partner who was interested in learning how and why to develop their applications incorporating Live Services and Virtual Earth etc. I thought you might be interested, so here it is: Virtual Earth Interactive SDK http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/ Silverlight...
12 Nov 2007
Windows Live Messenger Control and Presence API
Angus has just announced information on his blog about how to incorporate an IM chat window in a website, for example a blog. With this, as a Live Messenger user, you can receive IM's from people that visit your website which is a great way for people and businesses to get in contact. This won't be for...
7 Nov 2007
Photo stitching at Mix UK 07
I'm just prepping a demo for tomorrow and am going to include the new panoramic photo feature in Windows Live Photo Gallery which you can download as part of the Windows Live Pack which wraps up all the various Live apps and puts them in a convenient and easy to use installer. With the new version of...
12 Sep 2007
Interesting eye chart from Compete.com which shows the "velocity" of Live.com relative to google.com and yahoo.com. For those of you who don't know, Live.com is Microsoft's internet search engine. Compete.com describe velocity as: Velocity is an effective way to measure the impact of planned (or unplanned...
24 Aug 2007
Liveside gets Live ID'd
The definitive site for all things Windows Live has gone and made the obvious step of allowing Live ID authentication to its site. Well done chaps, I hear it took some long hours but it's worth it. Any chance of a tutorial showing how you did it so we can follow along?
17 Aug 2007
Windows Live Quick Apps - Mashup apps with source code
Steve Ballmer announced today two example apps that show off how to put the Live Services we have on offer to use. The apps "Contoso Bicycle Club" and "Contoso University" were developed by two UK Parters, AWS and Conchango in association with Microsoft UK. They incorporate many Live Services some of...
11 Jul 2007
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