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    Right now as I write this everyone should be enjoying the shiny new Windows Live Betas - available for download at download.live.com . I'd like to take a moment to highlight several blog posts from the Windows Live Product Teams I think folks will be interested in reading. Tanja, Program Manager for...
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    Today the DMX Team is announcing a beta refresh for Windows Live Photo Gallery that includes the ability to publish your photos directly to Flickr. Based from direct customer feedback, the DMX Team worked with Flickr in enabling support to upload photos to your Flickr account in Windows Live Photo Gallery...
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    About a month ago, I took a trip to Mt. St. Helens while returning to Redmond from Portland. It was a beautiful day and thought I would shoot some video and take some photos for readers of the blog who may not be able to make it to the Pacific Northwest. And to bring it all together I used Windows Live...
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    Answer:  Probably yes.  Next question:  How did such a weird topic ever come up? Well, one of the questions I get the most from friends who are PC shopping is “Do you think that my new PC can power my TV/monitor?” It’s a good question – if you’re going to drop a few hundred bucks on a...
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    I’ve been blogging about the new features in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 such as Photo Fuse and facial recognition for quickly tagging people in your photos over the last couple months. You can download the new Photo Gallery, which is part of Windows Live Essentials 2011, by clicking here . Photo...
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