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 create apps on whatever platform or…

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Client or the Cloud?

Paisano writes a punchy post about the death of desktop apps that I commented on and I wanted to share a bit more insight into where we’re taking the concept of Mesh in order to solve some of the problems that he identified. Whilst the browser is great for some types of apps like collaboration,…

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Announcing the Live Framework Explorer for Visual Studio

At PDC back in October we launched the Live Framework into CTP and with that we provided a cool tool called the Live Framework Resource Model Browser which you could use to explore the data that you stored in the Mesh.  The tool was good but limited.  It was difficult to navigate the data, find…

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Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit

Just announced this at Mix09. Here’s what you need to know.  Here’s where you need to go for more information: http://dev.live.com/messenger

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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…

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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

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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

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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.com/en-us/azure/dd439432.aspx We’ll be posting more videos very, very…

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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, and demos that are designed to help you…

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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 Cup…

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