We’re back with our monthly MSN & Windows Live round up. The first update I wanted to talk about is Windows Live Mail. A week ago the Mail team announced M8 – Milestone 8 – of Windows Live Mail. If you are a Mail beta user than you should probably all see the update by now, if not you can pass through bay 117 when you login. There is also a new build available for Windows LIve Mail Desktop.
We also saw some exciting news related to MSN Video this last month. First there was the beta release of Soapbox, our video upload service, and later we announced the partnership between MSN & Control Room. With this deal MSN will stream live concerts of many international artists exclusively on their network. Soapbox is invite based for the moment, but the first invites have gone out and Nathan has a good review of the service.
On the developer side of Windows Live (dev.live.com) we see some evolution as well. David has done a good write up about Windows Live Messenger addins, and there was also this Messenger bot that allows you to schedule tv recordings on your Media Center pc. LiveSide has also extended it’s website with a developer section, where they cover practical information on the Windows Live SDK’s.
And then finally, just for fun: “mag ik je MSN” is a song created in the Netherlands and became an internet hit recently. In Belgium & The Netherlands, ‘Can I have your MSN’ (literal translation) is basically how you would ask someone for their Messenger account. The song will now also be officially released with videoclip!