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James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

Farewell Technet!

I'm moving home to a new blog at www.jamessenior.com! This move also represents a rebrand for both...

Author: james Date: 05/18/2009

Code using Live Search APIs and win $10k

The Live Search team have just launched a cool competition in partnership with the Gnomedex...

Author: james Date: 04/20/2009

Client or the Cloud?

Paisano writes a punchy post about the death of desktop apps that I commented on and I wanted to...

Author: james Date: 04/10/2009

Brazil rocking Windows 1.01

Well their website for their IT Pro/Developer event is anyway! Check it out here!  Way retro!...

Author: james Date: 03/24/2009

Announcing the Live Framework Explorer for Visual Studio

At PDC back in October we launched the Live Framework into CTP and with that we provided a cool tool...

Author: james Date: 03/19/2009

Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit

Just announced this at Mix09. Here’s what you need to know.  Here’s where you need to go for...

Author: james Date: 03/18/2009

Live Framework SDK and Tools April CTP

What is the Live Framework? – see my video on Channel 9 Bit late to the press with this one, but...

Author: james Date: 03/14/2009

Live Messenger: our network is your network

I was doing some background reading on Live Messenger today via Wikipedia and it said that the first...

Author: james Date: 03/11/2009

LiveWIM using customized sign-in pages for Live ID

I blogged last week about the new documentation available for customizing the registration and...

Author: james Date: 03/09/2009

Customize Live ID Sign in and Registration experience

One of the biggest bits of feedback from customers that use Live ID on their website is that the...

Author: james Date: 03/06/2009

Imagine a killer Live Services app – win a pass to Mix09

This year I’m in the privileged position of being involved in possibly the greatest conference the...

Author: james Date: 02/17/2009

(Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

I’ve been meaning to say happy birthday to the Apple Mac for the past few weeks and finally got...

Author: james Date: 02/16/2009

Live Services Jumpstart Training Videos

Couldn’t make it to the Live Services Jumpstart training earlier this year?  Don’t fret, we’ve...

Author: james Date: 02/16/2009

The Microsoft Store

About bloody time. Hooray!  Microsoft are going to do retail stores.  I think every...

Author: james Date: 02/12/2009

Live Services How Do I Videos

Now in embedded flavor right here on the blog, enjoy: If you can see this, your browser doesn't...

Author: james Date: 02/12/2009

Azure Services “How Do I” Videos

Get your head around the Azure Services Platform in the videos we’ve just released on MSDN. ...

Author: james Date: 02/11/2009

Custom Branding for Live ID authentication and Data Portability

We announced a couple of cool things today on the back of Safer Internet Day which was yesterday and...

Author: james Date: 02/11/2009

Azure Services Training Kit

Last week we released the Azure Services Platform Training Kit.  There’s content aplenty...

Author: james Date: 02/10/2009

Mesh and the Imagine Cup

  This year Mesh is in the thick of the action with the Imagine Cup 2009!  This year the...

Author: james Date: 02/10/2009

Live Framework Tools January CTP

The Live Framework Tools are for Visual Studio and make it very easy to build, upload and debug...

Author: james Date: 02/01/2009

Running Mesh Beta Client at the same time as Live Framework CTP Client

For those of you who are busy developing applications for Mesh using Live Framework, you will be...

Author: james Date: 01/30/2009

Windows Azure & Azure Services Platform Token Acquisition Explained

If you’ve played around with Windows Azure and/or Azure Services Platform you’ll know that getting...

Author: james Date: 01/28/2009

ComScore Internet Stats

Computerworld reported today that the number of visitors to internet sites has risen to 1...

Author: james Date: 01/27/2009

Software + Services explained

Author: james Date: 01/19/2009

Interesting Media Center Stats

Paul has some interesting stats about Media Center following CES last week: CES is the first...

Author: james Date: 01/15/2009

New Live Services sessions released for Mix09!

  Dr Angus and I have been working hard on new sessions for Mix.  Some of them have been...

Author: james Date: 01/14/2009

More Windows Live Slipstreaming

I wrote recently about the Windows Live slipstreaming of features and how it’s nice to get...

Author: james Date: 01/12/2009

Google’s thoughts on Azure Services Platform

It’s always interesting to read what your competition think of you.  None more so when your...

Author: james Date: 01/12/2009

Why I’m installing Windows 7 on my Media Center right now

Media Center on Windows 7 is simply stunning, check out Ben Reed from Microsoft do the demo: Oh and...

Author: james Date: 01/11/2009

Ray Ozzie, the poet

I loved Ray’s acceptance speech last night at the Crunchies when we picked up the award for Most...

Author: james Date: 01/10/2009

Live Mesh wins Best Technology Innovation of 2008 at the Crunchies

Last night I was at the Crunchies (Oscars for Technology) and watched Ray Ozzie and David Treadwell...

Author: james Date: 01/10/2009

New Biography

Just drafted a new bio, interested to get your feedback! James Senior (http://www.jamessenior.com)...

Author: james Date: 01/08/2009

Windows 7 Videos – come get some!

As Steve Ballmer announced last night at CES, Windows 7 Beta 1 is now available! On Channel 9 and...

Author: james Date: 01/08/2009

Ballmer gets SMS from some interesting people

If you didn’t catch CES tonight, Ballmer kicked off his first CES keynote with some SMS messages he...

Author: james Date: 01/08/2009

Trouble logging into http://developer.mesh-ctp.com?

Running up to Christmas we dished out quite a few new Live Mesh Tokens to people who were waiting in...

Author: james Date: 01/05/2009

Live Framework Walkthrough Guides

This week I’ve been exploring more and more of the Live Framework and playing around with building...

Author: james Date: 01/02/2009

Slipstreaming features on Windows Live

The beauty of services is that it provides the ability to add new features rapidly and...

Author: james Date: 01/02/2009

Vote for Live Mesh

Hope you all have had a great Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting New Year’s Eve! ...

Author: james Date: 12/30/2008

How Live Mesh saved the day at Le Web

I’m back from Europe and Le Web in Paris!  It was an interesting conference that had it’s fair...

Author: james Date: 12/15/2008

What is an Evangelist?

Courtesy of Simon and Index Cards

Author: james Date: 12/04/2008

Loving LeWeb – Attendees get free 30GB storage on Live Mesh

  We’re pleased to announce that to celebrate LeWeb’08 and Microsoft’s official partnership...

Author: james Date: 12/04/2008

Live Mesh Blogger meetup in London

I’m calling out Steve Clayton and Steve Lamb on this one. Looks like if you have a hand in...

Author: james Date: 12/03/2008

TechCrunch and Facebook Federate: Privacy meltdown?

Facebook and TechCrunch are in a relationship. You can now sign in using your Facebook account and...

Author: james Date: 12/03/2008

Delighting customers – a business imperative

Having been in the USA for a little over a month, there can be a lot said for the customer service...

Author: james Date: 12/03/2008

Christmas Gifts from Zune

Got into the office today to find a nice gift from the Zune team waiting for me.  They’ve given...

Author: james Date: 12/03/2008

Types of Live Framework Applications

There are two types of application that you can build using Live Framework: 1. Mesh enabled...

Author: james Date: 12/02/2008

Extending the Mesh Cloud

One of the common questions I’ve been getting from developers and IT guys about Mesh is how we are...

Author: james Date: 11/25/2008

Live Sync, Live Mesh, SkyDrive and why patience is a virtue

There has been some confusion recently about conflicting products and services coming out of the...

Author: james Date: 11/25/2008

Yummy! No longer will I have to use the god-forsaken Facebook photo upload tool – thank you Will...

Author: james Date: 11/18/2008

Behind the scenes at PDC: The Keynote Timelapse

I’ve just uploaded this cool video which I got hold of internally that shows how the PDC08 keynote...

Author: james Date: 11/18/2008

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