Tag: Windows Live

Windows Live Brand to Sunset

It didn’t seem all to long ago that the Windows Live brand arrived to replace the tried but true MSN brand (which originally stood for Microsoft Network back in the old days when it was an ISP). Time does fly when we now realise that the Windows Live brand was introduced about seven years ago. …

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Reclaim Your Missing SkyDrive Space

Like the old saying, what one hand giveth the other taketh away. Today, Microsoft upgraded its SkyDrive service with some improved functionality including the ability to access it as a drive in Windows Explorer or on your Mac but in doing so it is downsizing the generous 25GB of storage to 7GB. It’s a bit …

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How to Handle Movement of Source Video Files in Windows Live Movie Maker

Just a heads up for those of you using Windows Live Movie Maker to edit your own videos. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been shooting and editing a video for work about my digital profile (which ended up being a digital conversationalist). My video editor of choice has always been Windows Live Movie …

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Why I Reckon There Will Never Be a Facebook Phone

I have been sitting on this one for a while to allow appropriate time for stewing but I think it’s about time for it to come out out of the oven. I don’t think we’ll ever see a Facebook phone. There has been recurring speculation in the media about a Facebook phone and while Mark …

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Unlimited Photos and Documents for Windows Live SkyDrive

Here’s a quick update for those users of SkyDrive out there (and that includes you too Windows Phone folk). It seems that Microsoft will be uncapping the allowed storage for photos and documents for its SkyDrive cloud storage service. This could be seen as a form of response to Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service (which uses …

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SSL Support Extended in Windows Live Hotmail

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. A while ago I noted that Windows Live Hotmail gained optional forced SSL connectivity but at the expense of being able to access your account through the Windows Live Mail client software on your desktop. This was certainly a deal breaker for me as I prefer to use the …

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 – First Impressions

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Well, I have had about 24 hours with Mango Beta 2 for Windows Phone 7 and wanted to share with you some of my first impressions of this forthcoming update for this mobile platform. While it’s speculated for a September release, I could easily see this being delayed to October or later by the carrier …

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Indirect Twitter Integration in Mango Update for Windows Phone

Test Tweet from the Official Windows Phone 7 Twitter Account

One of the great features of Windows Phone 7 is its ability to integrate with social networking services such as Facebook directly through the phone and other services such as YouTube, WordPress LinkedIn through your Windows Live account to your Windows Phone. Of course, the most glaring omission at the moment is Twitter. Sure, you …

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Windows Home Server V2 – “Vail” Makes its Debut

After a period of expectancy, the next version of Windows Home Server has made its way to being released as a “public preview”. What this means is that the product is still very much in testing and many things may not work properly (or perhaps not at all). Codenamed “Vail”, Microsoft has unleashed this second …

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