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Microsoft is sending users of Windows Live Mesh emails to remind them of the cloud storage service's impending demise on Feb. 13. The company is recommending users switch to SkyDrive.
With Windows Live Mesh shutting down on February 13, it's time to claim all your data from the soon-to-be-retired cloud service and switch to using SkyDrive for the syncing and sharing of files.
Microsoft confirms that it will retire the Windows Live Messenger service in the first quarter of 2013, and that Skype will carry the instant messaging torch for the company.
A new version of the login page for Microsoft Account services has started appearing, which shows a new Metro-like design and deletes references to the old Windows Live ID label.
An anonymous tip off has passed 4 images to us that show Microsoft is testing the transition from Windows Live ID to Microsoft account, the new name also present in Windows 8 Microsoft linked accounts
Microsoft has alerted Windows Live users that it will shut down its long running SMS alerts feature for Hotmail, SkyDrive and Live Messenger services on May 31st.
Microsoft has detailed the cloud services that will appear in Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the company's Building Windows 8 blog.
Microsoft's created two great cloud-based storage services. So why is it letting the two compete with one another instead of combining the best aspects of both?
Microsoft has confirmed that it has fixed an password reset exploit in Hotmail after the problem had apparently already been discovered by hackers earlier this month.
The dust hasn't had time to settle on the new SkyDrive, but we've already had a good look at the new Windows app and overhauled online experience... and despite less free storage, it's pretty awesome.
Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to reveal a new SkyDrive client for Windows, alongside paid options for users who need more storage, but there may be some unwelcome changes for free users.
Having already made its mark on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox 360, the Metro UI is now destined for Windows Live's web services, including Hotmail and SkyDrive.
Microsoft has confirmed it has sent an email to its SkyDrive customers, announcing that it will be eliminating the ability to publish photos to SkyDrive via email around the end of April.
Microsoft has reportedly contacted Windows Live users to inform them they will no longer be able to share their MySpace activities with their Windows Live Messenger contacts.
Windows Live Messenger is a hugely popular service that is one of Microsoft's most successful software ventures, so this Trivia Tuesday we look at some statistics surrounding WLM
In a new editorial and infographic, Microsoft tries to make the case that the cloud computing industry will generate nearly 14 million new jobs worldwide by the year 2015.
Subscribers to a number of Microsoft's services, including Windows Phone, Microsoft Office, and Xbox, now have a web site, Microsoft Your Account, that will unify the payments for those services.
According to a recent report Microsoft will be killing off their Windows Live and Zune brands for Windows 8; including replacing the Windows Live ID branding for "Microsoft Account"
Microsoft has issued a new update on how its Hotmail email service is fighting off "graymail", stating that since November 1, over 100 million actions have been made to stop graymail.
A new report claims to have more information about some new features that are rumored to be added to Microsoft's cloud-based online storage service Skydrive in the near future.
Newly leaked screenshots seem to show that Microsoft is planning to expand the storage options on its Skydrive service along with apps for Windows and Mac platforms.
Microsoft has announced that its Hotmail service offers better spam protection than Gmail and any other email service, based on its own reports as well as a third party study.
Microsoft has released a new and entertaining infographic that promotes its Skydrive cloud-based service for transfers of documents, stating flat out that "Attachments Suck."
In a new post on the Windows Live blog site, Microsoft gives its reasons while Gmail users should switch over to Microsoft's Hotmail service as well as showing how to make that switch.
Microsoft has announced that a new version of its Hotmail email client has been released specifically for Amazon's popular Kindle Fire tablet device, offering some changes over the standard client.
Microsoft has apparently fixed a problem with Windows Phone-based devices that prevented some notification and application updates from showing up over the weekend.
In a new blog post on Microsoft's Windows Live web site, the company gives more information about how the new SmartScreen feature in its Hotmail web email service works.
Microsoft reveals more about the new features that it has recently added to its Skydrive cloud service, concentrating on how to make using Skydrive simpler for its users.
Microsoft has now launched a new update of its Hotmail web-based email service for all of its users with a number of new and improved features along with a new version of the Hotmail Android client.
Did you know that Windows Phone supports many more emoticons than just the ones you see on the keyboard? Last week, we revealed dozens of these 'hidden' icons, and today, we've got 40 more to share.
The Mango update brought a new look for Windows Phone's emoticons - but did you know that many more emoticons are supported in Windows Phone than just those that appear on the keyboard menu? :-D
In a new blog post, Microsoft gives some hints as to what the future might hold for its SkyDrive cloud server operations including some stats of the current SkyDrive users and their content.
Microsoft has revealed new features it is adding to its Hotmail web email service, including a new folder designed for collecting newsletters, a way to keep some emails on top of an inbox and more.
People who attend or teach at Oxford University in the UK are apparently unable to send email to Microsoft's Hotmail and other Windows Live services.
Microsoft has announced that its Hotmail web-based email service will be adding flash-based storage systems to increase the performance of Hotmail.
Microsoft has issued an explanation for its most recent online outage that caused its Skydrive and Hotmail services to be unavailable for its users for a few hours on September 8.
Windows Live SkyDrive currently offers 25GB free storage space to its users, but this is set to increase as soon it will allow the storage of unlimited documents and unlimited photos
Microsoft's online services such as Skydrive and Hotmail were hit with an outage on Thursday night for a couple of hours. It's the second time inside a month that such an outage has occurred.
Good news for budding photographers - Microsoft has made available an official "Microsoft Camera Codec Pack" that allows Windows 7 to handle RAW photo formats right from the shell. The pack offers a substitute to...
One of the world leading email provides is stepping up their security for all their users. Since the beginning of email, spam has always been a problem that is very hard to combat. As spammers continue...
If you’re a Windows Live user you may still be mourning the loss of integrated Twitter support that was so cruelly snatched away over a year ago, following changes to Twitter’s usage terms. Well, wipe...
Microsoft has just announced some minor, but welcomed improvements to its free Hotmail service. We've seen the company improving its Live services incrementally recently, and this update is no different. Hotmail users now have even more...
We knew the update was coming for SkyDrive eventually, but it wasn't clear what had been added to the new "Wave 5" release, nor was when it was going to be released. According to a...
The Windows Live team has announced that Hotmail now has the ability to use aliases to help you secure and manage your email. With the new feature, you can now manage multiple email aliases with...
Microsoft debuted their new home page today, showing off their Metro UI style redesign. Microsoft has finally ditched the old style of homepage and launched their new preview home page in the United States. The new...
Windows Live Hotmail received a massive issue one week ago, a crisis that left thousands of users without any messages in their inbox, except a "welcome to Hotmail" default email. After numerous reports on the...
It's official, straight from the Windows Live Blog. Your Hotmail issues have now been resolved. For those of you that missed it: from 30 December 2010, 17,355 Hotmail accounts were impacted when the Hotmail servers...
The Windows Live Team has launched a new website showcasing and organizing plugins for Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer. Photo Gallery plugins include, Inkubook (for creating professional looking photobooks), various uploaders (Facebook, Picasa, and Youtube)...
Usually, advertisements from companies aren't reported on unless they are really cheeky or bring a message that really causes a stir, but this Windows 7 + Windows Live ad is one of the best from...