Hi everyone, I’m Angus Logan (@anguslogan), the Senior Technical Product Manager for Messenger Connect. As we lead up to the launch of Messenger Connect, I want to start a conversation with app developers and marketers. We are consolidating a few of our Windows Live developer related blogs into one place… here!
We hope this blog will complement the Inside Windows Live blog, which Chris Jones describes as “dedicated to software engineers, web industry insiders, and to our most passionate Windows Live customers, those who want to dig a little deeper into how we build our services and how they’re used worldwide”.
The posts will include but are not be limited to:
If you are interested in connecting with the Windows Live audience, subscribe now – if there are other things you’d love us to cover, leave a comment below.
Reading this blog, one could be forgiven for thinking that Windows Live = Windows Live Messenger. What about all those people out there dying to get their hands on an SDK for Photo Gallery or Mail? Mail particularly is crying out for enhancement via plug-ins or whatever, now that so much functionality has been removed with the Wave 4 release. Any sign of an SDK?
How ironic is that in order to post a comment on your blog post praising the LiveID I can't use Live ID but isntead have to create yet another username/password... :)
@gcoupe / @Bruce - sorry you feel that way about the Spaces statistics feature. I am not the expert on Spaces, I'll try to find someone who can respond to your comments.
@keoz - very soon :-)
I agree with gcoupe. I trusted Microsoft with my most important online asset - my 'authority', my profile on the web, my readership. Now with an opaque, unilateral move they are trying desperately to take that all away from me. It will take me years to rebuild those assets if/when I move platforms. Not sure why I should trust Microsot with any online asset again.
veo que todo esta en ingles donde entro al blog en español
I see that everything is in English where I come to the blog in Spanish
At least can you say within this month or next? :) thanks
What about http://dev.live.com ? Is this still THE site to give an overview of the developper products of Windows Live?
Is Messenger Connect the new name of Live FrameWork ?
@Paulo - thanks!
@keoz - launch date is secret ;)
wonderful, I really need to get my hands on the new API asap, any info on Silverlight messenger bar control? what's the planned launch date? thanks
Sometimes I despair about Microsoft - here's Angus Logan waxing lyrical about measurability and metrics, at the very same time as Microsoft removes the statistics facility from Windows Live Spaces; effectively driving a stake through its heart as a worthwhile blogging platform...
Great! All blogs in the same place.. easier to keep up to date!