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Announcing the new Windows Live Essentials beta!
It's here! Hot on the heels of the Hotmail roll-out , the new Windows Live Essentials is now available for public beta testing. Windows Live Essentials beta requires Windows Vista or Windows 7, and is available in English, French, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, or Spanish. Get...
Wed, Jun 23 2010
Hey! My friend’s account was hacked!
At Hotmail, we know that account hijacking is a big problem, and we continue to work hard to prevent it. We’ve noticed a couple of things about hijacked accounts. First, many accounts have weak passwords that make them easy targets for hijackers. Second, when someone’s account gets hijacked, their friends...
Thu, Jul 14 2011
Updates to the SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac
Last month we released preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows and OS X Lion , along with big updates to our iOS and Windows Phone apps. We also announced a new, more flexible approach to personal cloud storage that allows power users to get additional paid storage up to 100GB. It’s been an...
Wed, May 30 2012
Re-enabling creation of Linked IDs
Today we are beginning to re-enable the ability to create new Linked IDs. This change is rolling out in the next couple days and should be complete this week. For some customers – particularly power users – you’ve told us that it’s essential to be able to juggle multiple accounts. Over the last year...
Wed, Aug 17 2011
Minor update to Essentials released today
Arthur de Haan
Today we released an optional update for Wave 3 of the Windows Live Essentials suite in all 48 languages. This is a minor release that updates Windows Live Messenger, Mail, Family Safety, Writer, and Sync. You can install it from http://download.live.com , or through Microsoft Update as an optional update...
Thu, May 13 2010
Update to the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows
Today, many SkyDrive users may notice an automatic update to SkyDrive for Windows (Version 16.4.6003.0710). Most of the changes in this update aren't really visible. Millions of people depend on SkyDrive to automatically sync files, so as with most updates, this one improves performance, reliability...
Thu, Jul 12 2012
QFE1 for Windows Live Essentials 2011 now available through Microsoft Update
Arthur de Haan
If you’re using Windows Live Essentials on Windows Vista or Windows 7 and have Microsoft Update turned on , you’ll see an optional update this week in all 48 languages where Windows Live Essentials 2011 is available. After launching Windows Live Essentials 2011 last fall, we’ve been closely watching...
Mon, Mar 21 2011
Minor update for Windows Live Messenger pre-2011
If you are using Windows Live Essentials on Windows XP, or are still using a pre-2011 version of Windows Live Essentials (including Messenger), starting this week, you’ll see a required update that is rolling out in all 48 languages. This minor update to Windows Live Messenger and the other Windows Live...
Mon, Jan 17 2011
Office Web Apps on SkyDrive get a Spring update
I’m pleased to join the Office Web Apps team in announcing some new features available in Office Web Apps on SkyDrive . After our global rollout of the Office Web Apps to more than 190 countries in March, we’ve continued to work on the Office Web Apps, and we’re rolling out some nice enhancements today...
Thu, May 12 2011
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