Tag | Windows Live Posts

For those of you that use Windows Live Writer to publish posts you will need to reconfigure the blog settings to support Subtext. This is a one-time change and simply involves running the "Edit Weblog Settings" wizard. This wizard will pick up all of the existing settings, so you don't actually need to change anything. One benefit that Subtext provides is that we can now publish images in the post directly...no need to upload them first. If you aren't already running Windows Live Writer, I encourage ...
For some reason, I'm drawn to creating things that are just cool while not altogether useful (see my Animated Activity Designer post, though one could argue that it may in fact be useful). To that end, I decided to create a Vista Sidebar gadget that displays a screen saver of your choosing. Vista has some good screen savers that it shipped with and I've embedded screen savers before (in fact, I show how to do it in one of my books). So go ahead and grab it from the Windows Live Gallery (link below). ...

I'm not sure why I never gravitated to this blog site. Before creating this one, I had one for a couple years at theSpoke. Recently I added one at Windows Live Spaces, since theSpoke seems to be quietly dying of neglect (which is a pity, because I've felt for years it serves a solid need).

Anyway, if anyone is looking for me, you can probably find me here. Thanks.

While the TFS team didn't put everything into the 1st real release of TFS, they certaintly are getting tools/powertoys/helpers/gui... out there to the community in real time. Driven by the initial need to ship, the TFS team clearly had to make some feature choices in order to meet the late 2005 schedule on the 1st release. That's just the dynamics of shipping product. However, what they've done is put out, on a psuedo supported mode (non PSS or is it CSS now?), tools that make the TFS experience ...
I think a person's start menu says a lot about them. So show us your start menu! It's a simple Ctrl+Alt+Print Screen. Work Running Windows XP, the company is not overall aggressive about adopting the new OS even though we are a software company. Not running a standard skin (that's the Zune skin). Using IE, not Firefox. Must be a company thing? Windows Live Writer is the top program. I post once or twice a day from work during downtime, but I don't leave the application open. Visual Studio, Notepad ...
After about a year of waiting I finally got my invite to Windows Live Mail. (Okay, so I didn't really care that much.) What I got is some awful hybrid between Hotmail and Yahoo Mail. Nothing revolutionary here. Just a forced update to the ever aging Hotmail. Granted I didn't spend much time with it, so if you think you can change my mind, please do so. Unfortunately, this is also the same interface you get with Office Live. Consider using a hosted Microsoft Exchange server. Prices start around $7 ...
[reposted] I wanted to upgrade my old blog, which was running .Text, to the new CS 2.1 beta2 candidate. Since I hadn't played with Community Server at all I hadn't realized how the paths worked for Blogs, Photos, Files, etc but I did know that I wanted to keep the URL http://jason-row.blogdns.co... for my individual blog since I've been using is for 2+ years already. Once I did the install/uninstall/reinstall dance a few times I figured out that individual blogs are really not supported out of ...
I really enjoy having my blog hosted on GeeksWithBlogs. Besides freeing up time from administering my web server at home it's just as easy to post to here as it was on my own machine. I plan on moving a number of my posts over and at the moment I'm looking to open the posts on my Community Server 2.1 site via Control Panel and then just copy and past the contents into Windows Live Writer. 1. Some of the styles have changed which means some minor edits. 2. Inline images will not be FTP'ed as I won't ...
Well, I'm pretty fed up with Microsoft's Windows Live Dev Team. Not that they have really done anything wrong, it's just that they haven't done anything!!! Add new abilities to the Windows Live Messenger client with the Messenger Add-in SDK beta. Published Friday, June 09, 2006 2:55 PM So, it's almost been a year since MS has put out anything to support development with Messenger. Whats the deal?? To top things off the existing Add-in sdk is crap! While it works, it only give you access to events ...
It's been a while since I checked the state of add-ins for Windows Live Writer, and there are quite a few now. Some of the more interesting ones: Insert Video Insert a video from MSN SoapBox, Google Video, YouTube, MySpace Video, Yahoo! Video, muveeMix and now myvideo.de videos. Usage is easy, just click on the Insert Video link, then copy and paste the link into the text box. Alternatively, you can now just paste the video link into the blog entry and the plugin will do the rest. Now fully compatible ...
All I can say is, "Wow!" I just looked at my blog and realized that I posted 34 posts for last month. I'm sure some of you may not think this is a large amount, but for me it represented the single busiest month of blogging since I started almost a year ago. I don't know how busy I'll be blogging this month, but I know I will be busy. Here is my current list of projects (outside of real work, that is): Update my File Downloader component with asynchronous download support. Update my Framework Version ...
At the bottom of my last post you will notice some additional text. Share this post : email it! | bookmark it! This was done with a social bookmarking tool you can get here. It would be better if it was a plug-in for Windows Live Writer. But it is pretty easy to use. Share this post : email it! | bookmark it ...
As I began fooling around with my new Geekswithblogs blog I noticed a little checkbox in the Options section called "Allow webservices". Obviously that was some sort of API for uploading new blogentries, but how do I access it? Did I have to write my own app access it? No, Office 2007 has an awesome feature for blogging. It allows you to hook up to pretty much any blogging API including Blogger, the company Sharepoint, CommunityServer, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, TypePad and most importantly ...
My friend, Pandurang Nayak put up a good list of download links for Microsoft .NET Framework, WCF, WPF Extensions, AJAX 1.0 and a list of other latest Microsoft Technologies which can be downloaded for free. So, herebelow is the list. Product URL Release Status Notes Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 http://www.microsoft.com/do... RTM Installs .NET Framework 3.0 and all libraries for WPF, WCF and WF Windows SDK and .NET ...

I just received the confirmation email from Windows Live Gallery letting me know that my XFN Link Editor plugin is available for download. You can download it by going to http://gallery.live.com/LiveItemDetail.aspx?li=217b89d0-30cb-4370-958e-f22307173ae0.

As I was writing my previous post, I found an odd spelling correction suggested by the Windows Live Writer spell checker. It would appear that the suggested spelling for MSBuild is Sybil. That might just explain things.

As I mentioned in my previous post, there is an apparent bug in the Metaweblog API that prevents me from specifying the full path to the FxCopCmd executable. I'm not entirely sure what is actually happening, but I do know that it doesn't allow the post to be submitted through either Windows Live Writer or through the blog Admin UI. The strangest part of this is that it appears to only care about this particular executable. I've tried several others, both command line and GUI applications and they ...
Just last night I received a private email asking for the install of my XFN™ Live Writer Plugin from Alexander Groß in Germany. After exchanging some emails to get him the installer, I was able to look at the Live Writer plugin he created for Windows Live Writer. I am probably in the minority here, since I don't usually listen to music on my computer while I'm doing anything, but for those of you who do, this is a great plugin. This is version 2.0, and has been completely rewritten from his earlier ...
The long awaited 1.9.4 release is finally here. This release fixes a number of bugs and implements a few new features. One of the more significant features is the Sitemap implementation. You can find more information on the implementation and instructions on how to set it up on David's blog. There is also a new set of XFN icons to go along with Subtext's XFN Highlighter. I think the new icons and highlighter will work very well with my new XFN Link Editor for Windows Live Writer (once it finally ...
After Fridays post I decided to do some more digging around and find out if anyone independent has performed an authoritative test. Of course there are the usual magazines but rather surprisingly I hadn't found one yet that had made any major comparisons yet. However, I found Virus Bulletin Magazine which is "a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack." The magazine is British based and ...
While searching for some blog search engines and aggregators to add to my list of ping servers in Windows Live Writer, I came across autopinger. AutoPinger is a FREE and convenient service for all bloggers and podcasters. It is an easy set-and-forget service that lets concentrate more on developing your favourite blogs and podcasts...Autopinger will check your blogs and podcast feeds every 30 mins. This is a pretty neat idea, and they do provide an XML-RPC interface in addition to allowing you to ...
I know it's only been a couple of days, but there were a few things that were bothering me about my XFN™ plugin for Live Writer. The biggest issue (and really the one that everything else centered around) was that once a link was inserted, you couldn't edit it again without recreating it. I doubt anyone would have really felt this was a problem, but it was annoying enough to me that I decided to do something about it. The changes centered around making the plugin a SmartContentSource rather than ...
I was recently introduced to the concept of XFN through a blog post I was reading from Phil Haack regarding his meeting with Rob Conery, one of the Subsonic developers. After reading about XFN, I think it is an extremely interest concept on the entire social networking phenomenon. Taken from the XFN website: XFN puts a human face on linking. As more people have come online and begun to form social networks, services such as Technorati and Feedster have arisen in an attempt to show how the various ...
This post is written entirely in Windows Live Writer. Now this is the way blogging ought to be done. Since not everyone is fortunate enough to have Office 2007 sitting on their office desktop, Windows Live Writer comes as an excellent alternative. However, before you can get it up and running, there're some simple set up steps to follow to configure for Geekswithblogs Step 1Download Windows Live Writer from here. After installing, open it and you'll be greeted with a setup wizard. Choose another ...
Bungled branding of the new Windows Live Internet services has hurt Microsoft and could affect its chance to play catch-up with Google, analysts said on Friday. On Thursday, Microsoft lowered its sales forecast for its Internet services business for the full year from 11 percent to between 3 percent and 8 percent. It also acknowledged that its search market share has dropped. Windows Live Search saw its searches drop nearly 10 percent from a year ago, while Google's rose more than 22 percent, according ...
Today we’re proud to announce the release of the Live Search Web Service (previously known as the MSN Search Web Service Beta). For those new to our search service, it allows developers to programmatically submit queries and retrieve results from the Windows Live Search Engine using a SOAP API. Anyone got any plans for this yet? http://dev.live.com/blogs/d... ...
Quote from the original post by O'Reilly Radar: In an odd move Google has quietly deprecated their Search SOAP API, will no longer be issuing keys, and have removed the SDK from their site. They did not even issue a blog post about it. They will continue (for how long?) to support existing users, but will not do any bug fixes. They are urging developers to use their AJAX Search API ((Radar post) instead. Read More Hmm. I can understand what business goals they want to achieve by this. It's sad cause ...
[this was an update to the last post, but I think this deserves a new one] Take your WM5 Device and type this in: http://mobile.live.com/wlm This is Windows Live Mobile Messenger Web Application [BETA] - it rocks! I just loaded it up with my second messanger account and have been having fun with it for few minutes - it works! There is no live refresh of the page when someone sends you a message, but that's ok - since the message on the screen of your pal will show that you ARE using a mobile device ...
I recently upgraded to Vista Ultimate and I found that my Messenger Live Beta 8.1 keeps crashing. I guess this is not an issue for everyone, but it is for me. I Googled the problem and found a great post by Mary Jo Foley http://blogs.zdnet.com/micr... This is the fix that Mary Jo put out there from MS. Read her post for all the details. The Microsoft-suggested workaround: 1. Uninstall Flash Player (Click Start->Control Panel->Uninstall a Program, then select Flash Player) 2. Close ...
Microsoft greatest tool that you can use to write blogs. One of great feature of Live Writer is you can easily write your blog offline and save it as a Draft. Live Write also give us an option to change view post, like Normal, Web Layout etc. Live Writer allow us to manage multiple blog account simultaneously. Live Writer environment is fully rich for text editing, like inserting pictures, URL and spell checking all these features is available for the blogger in the one integrated environment. One ...
Wanna hear Bill Gates' vision on the release of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Live ? See : http://www.microsoft.com/be... (thanks to David Boschmans) ...
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ...
This information is an extract from Patrick Schmid's blog found at : http://pschmid.net/blog/200... How to Install Office 2007 RTM Remove all Office 2007 Beta applications. Install the Office 2007 RTM build Install Windows Desktop Search 3 RTM (Outlook & OneNote will prompt you to download and install it when you open them for the first time) Install the PDF & XPS, PDF or XPS add-in for Office 2007. Fix the Building Blocks issue as shown below (this is a must for everyone who had any ...
Not too long ago there was only one blogging tool that I felt great about – BlogJet. I used it for a long time and was very happy. There wasn’t anything I was especially displeased with. Then some more blogging tools made their way on to my radar. From Microsoft. Generally, I will give any product from Microsoft a shot. I use a Microsoft OS. I am a (largely) Microsoft-centric systems engineer and technical manager. The first was during the beta testing of the Microsoft Office System 2007. My favorite ...
Someone asked me by email how if it was still possible to download one of the Release Candidates of Windows Vista. The answer is yes you can or at least I know how you can download Windows Vista RC1 from the official channels and here is how:Navigate to the following url: http://www.microsoft.com/wi... with your Windows Live IdChoose the languageThat's it!Imho they forgot to put this offline but in the meanwhile you can download ...
If this works, I'll detail out how to set it up. Very cool... they got .Text working last night apparently. Go into "Add a Blog", for the web address, type http://geekswithblogs.net/ and then enter your login and password. Press "Find My Blog" It wll come back saying it can't find it, and now has a dropdown for "Blogging software" with "Custom" selected, and a textbox for "Web service endpoint". Using the information for Windows Live Writer from Julian on the geekswithblogs site, enter: http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ...
With John and my contribution to an upcoming book (more detail later) and client load for Alexander & Julian Inc., we have been very busy lately. Tonight, I am hoping with the hosting update we will be doing will help stabilize the site and get us back into high performance. The new support system we launched on Geekswithblogs.net has been pretty successful, but not everyone is using it yet. If you have any problems with the site or content of the site, please email support@geekswithblogs.com ...

Not 100% sure what this is going to be like, but it's worth a shot. I installed Windows Live Writer (Beta) according to the instructions from Julian on the site, and it appears to know who I am.

I guess everyone that uses it writes a first post like this. Sort of like "Hello World from Windows Live Writer" ... maybe that's pathetic :)

Windows Live Messenger 8.0, the next version of the popular MSN Messenger is one of the coolest services of the Windows Live. Well, whilst I post this, I remember my earlier post had lots of arguments on X is better, Y is better because of so and so etc., My job is not to justify them but, what I really like about Windows Live Messenger is that, it has the much cribbed out, missing feature - "Offline Messages". Offline Messages is one of the features which has been missing quite some time but is ...

Search boxes powered by Windows Live are designed for website owners and bloggers who want to quickly add customized search capability to their site. The search box enables visitors to search your site, the Web, or any other locations you define.

Add Windows Live Search to your website

Windows Live Mail Beta is the next version of Hotmail and one of the services provided by Windows Live. What is great is that, you dont need to get a new account or get an invite from others. All you have to do is continue your existing Hotmail Account. And that is all !!! I am pretty sure many of you would have already seen this but its for the benefit of those who havent accessed their Hotmail account for long time and for new users who would like to experience the Windows Live Mail Beta. The UI ...
Date: Monday November 13th, 2006 Speakers: Farhan Thawar, Product Manager for Windows Live Jean-Luc David, Developer Evangelist Windows Live makes it easy for developers to extend and customize applications through open service APIs, straightforward licensing, and permissive terms of use that can run on multiple platforms, browsers and languages. In this session you will be able to discuss Microsoft’s strategy for Windows Live with Farhan Thawar, a product manager for the Canadian Windows Live Team! ...

Just tried out the windows live image search.  Wow!  It's far better than google's image search.  The scratchpad is a great idea--I can't tell you how many times I've wanted something like that.

Viewing the image AND keeping your last search up is also a great feature.  If you haven't tried it, you should, its really good.

This is my first post with Windows Live writer.  I was searching some technical blog on net and find the author using the DASBLOG writer to add and edit his blog.  Since long time I am thnking to write with Windows Live writer and started now :-)

Effective, October 31, 2006, Microsoft Beta (http://beta.microsoft.com) will be retiring. All new programs will now use the new Portal, Microsoft Connect (http://connect.microsoft.c... If you are interested in becoming a beta tester for a program, go to http://connect.microsoft.com. Select Available Connections and to view and apply to programs accepting nominations to participate, you must be signed into Windows Live ID to view these programs. Hotmail ID also works in here. From the list of Available ...

This morning I logged on with my Windows Live Id to check my Windows Live Mail account for new mail (spam). I was pleasantly surprised to see a completely new look and feel. This new version must have been deployed last night. I really like the new look and you can choose between different themes. Why don't you try it out yourself?

http://mail.live.com


Cross-posted from The .NET Aficionado
I got invited by email to the Windows Live OneCare v1.5 Beta program. I was actually planning to give Windows Vista another shot especially because I have read so many positive notes on the second Release Candidate. So I downloaded the x64 edition of Windows Vista RC2 and the first thing I will need is a good anti-virus proggie. I was glad to read the following line in the invitation email:Welke besturingssystemen worden ondersteund?Windows XP SP2 of Windows Vista (build 5500 of later; build 5600 ...
Everyone out there that has been using and beta testing both Windows Live One Care and Windows Vista rejoice! One Care is now Vista (build 5500 or later, RC1 recommended) compatible. Version 1.5 has all the goods and the details can be found here. Technorati tags: Windows Live, One Care, Vista, Windows Live One Care ...

If you download the latest Windows Live Writer update (build 141) be aware that it will replace your defaultstyle.css with a new one. If any customizations have been made, back this file up and replace it after the upgrade.

Anyone had luck with publishing the images using the Windows Live Writer using GeeksWithBlogs account?