Windows Live and You: A Chinese Microsoft fanboy (Yan Zhu)

Continuing the series of interviews for Windows Live and You, I talked with the owner of Chinese LiveSide, which is He lives in Shanghai, China; many of you will probably know him as “Picturepan2” while his real name is Yan Zhu (??). mynetx: Sorry to steal your night, I

Windows Live Profile Updates: Facebook, and more!

Since yesterday, the list of Web Activity providers available for integration into your Windows Live Profile has been extended. Major providers have been added, some of them had been announced back in January. Here are some of the most interesting updated bits: Facebook is now a Web Activity provider (Add

New IM networks for Windows Live

In an internal message to developers, the Windows Live team has announced the long-awaited integration of several instant messaging networks to work together with Windows Live. Among these networks to be added are ICQ and Skype as well as AIM, Facebook Chat and Google Talk. “We are currently aiming to

Upgrade notes starting to appear in Messenger

It appears that the Messenger team is planning to introduce upgrade notes to all Messenger users soon. From today, 17 February 2009, onwards, the first notices will be appearing in the Messenger 2009 Beta version. Additionally, all users using the Messenger RC build (14.0.8050.1202) are asked to upgrade their Messenger

Changes in the Windows Live Messenger RC

If you wonder what changed from the last beta to the current release candidate, here is a summary. The design has been updated to the Wave 3 design. The notification design has changed. The new notifications use Direct3D 9. The What’s New feed entries are now linked properly. There is