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Windows Live Movie Maker leaves beta

It's been in beta for some time, but today, finally, Windows Live Movie Maker has gotten its release papers. Yes, it's got the love-it-or-hate-it ribbon interface. On its tabs are loads of transition effects, filters and fades, caption tools, and ready access to editing functions. Videos can be created in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios and resolutions up to 1080p. YouTube uploading is now built-in and...

Next generation of Windows Live application suite now available

Microsoft has rolled out an updated version of its Windows Live suite of internet applications for Windows. The suite has been renamed Windows Live Eseentials, and includes Windows Live Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Toolbar, and Writer, as well as Silverlight and a Family Safety app for filtering your children's internet access. The versions released today aren't dramatically...

Microsoft updates Windows Live apps, adds social features

Microsoft is rolling out a number of changes to its Live.com portal and Windows Live suite of applications. In a nutshell, the company is trying to add social networking-style features to the web portal. Users will be able to create profile pages where they can connect to other friends, share images and other media, and post short status updates. In other words, it looks a lot like Facebook. But...

What's not in Windows 7? Windows Movie Maker, Windows Mail, etc

There's been a lot of talk over the last few days about new features that will be included in Windows 7. There will be a new taskbar, improved window behavior, and less annoying User Account Control prompts. But there are a few things that won't be included in Windows 7 that had been part of past versions of the operating system. Microsoft will stop bundling Windows Movie Maker, Windows Mail,...

Microsoft begins rolling out Hotmail redesign

It's been a while since Microsoft's free Hotmail email service received a major overhaul. Last year, Microsoft increased users' email storage space from 2GB to 5GB. But now the company is also starting to roll out a new site design. The update brings faster page load times for anyone using the "full version" of Hotmail, while "classic version" users now get access to drag & drop and other...

Windows Live Wave 3 includes new movie maker, writer, messenger

Microsoft is expected to officially unveil Windows Live Wave 3 beta later today, but you can already find download links for the new Windows Live suite of applications at LiveSide, an unofficial Windows Live news and review site. Windows Live Wave 3 includes new beta versions of Windows Live Messenger, Toolbar, Mail, Photo Gallery, Writer, and Family Safety. Windows Live Movie Maker has been...

Microsoft Live Mesh Tech Preview launches

Microsoft has launched a technical preview of its new Live Mesh service, which is basically combines remote desktop, online storage, and file synchronization services. Right now the service is available for Windows XP and Vista, but eventually support will be added for OS X, mobile phones, and other devices. And when we say "available," we mean Microsoft allowed 10,000 people to sign up for the...

Microsoft updates its search engine for news

Microsoft has rolled out a new improved news search engine under its Live Search banner. Overall Live Search News looks a lot like you'd expect a news search engine to look if you've used another one like say, Google News. But there are a few features that make Live Search News stand out: An orange banner will pop up and highlight breaking news at the top of the site, but only when there's...

Microsoft invites criticism with open comments on YouTube channel

We're going to go ahead and give Microsoft some points for thinking outside of the box with their latest advertising strategy. The company has posted a series of videos to YouTube highlighting the features of Windows Vista, Office 2007, and Windows Live online services. Considering YouTube is owned by Microsoft arch-nemesis Google, that took some guts. But even more gutsy (or foolish), was the...

Get your @live.com email address today

As expected, Microsoft is releasing its updated suite of Windows Live applications and services. And as of this evening that means you can sign up for a brand new xxx@live.com e-mail address to replace your musty old xxx@hotmail.com address. You're supposed to be able to sign up by going through get.live.com as well, but it looks like you may have mixed results if you go that route right now. In...

Install Windows Live Wave 2 a few hours early

Can't wait a few more hours for Microsoft to push out the latest version of its Windows Live application suite? The folks over at Mess.be have found the download links for Windows Live Wave 2. Wave 2 includes updates to all your favorite Windows live services, including Messenger, Writer, Mail, Toolbar, Photo Gallery, and Family Safety. The application suite is x64 system compatible now, but...

Microsoft launching Windows Live updates

It looks like Microsoft is preparing to launch the latest versions of Windows Live Mail, Messenger, Writer, Photo Gallery, and Family Safety. If you've been keeping track, you probably know that Microsoft has already released beta versions of most of these applications, and a nice little unified installer app that lets you install a bunch of Microsoft services all at once, if that's the kind of...

Microsoft is rolling out Windows Live Calendar

Microsoft appears to be taking a cue from Google, and is rolling out its latest web service to just a few Windows Live users at a time. LiveSide reports that some folks are able to access the new Windows Live Calendar today, while others will be taken to Hotmail or MSN Calendar if they follow that link. The updated calendar application seems to be a decent Google Calendar competitor, with many...

Microsoft doubles Live SkyDrive storage to a whopping 1GB

While it's nice that Microsoft is starting to offer web-based services like the ability to store and share files online, Windows Live SkyDrive launched earlier this year with an anemic 500MB storage limit per user. But when you can get 5GB of free space from AOL's Xdrive or 25GB of space for media files from MediaMax, half a gig just doesn't cut it. So what does Microsoft do? They increase the...

Microsoft revamps Live search

Microsoft has launched an updated version of Live Search. Some of the changes will be visible in the user interface, but the company also made a bunch of changes under the hood to make the search engine more useful and reliable. Increased the site index by more than 400% Improved understanding of query intent Auto-spell correction Faster page-loads Uses more click-stream data to...