Windows Live Services, Tips, Tweaks and Troubleshooting: Optimizing Your Online Experience With The Windows Live Suite

Windows Live is a collection of online services and software applications from Microsoft which operate independently or combine seamlessly to offer an enriched online presence for the end user or group. Windows Live aims to ‘Connect, Share and Protect’ and as such the product and service portfolio covers many PC user requirements. From Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Spaces, OneCare, Hotmail and Writer. In this topic we take a look at the very latest developments in the Windows Live suite, and explore those services that are well established. Offering hints, tips and troubleshooting techniques to help make your PC and web presence run safer and faster, while giving you control over your shared resources and communications.

Using Windows Live Local Map Search

Windows Live Local Maps, also known as Bing Maps, is a map and directions service by Microsoft. Users can view maps, get directions, and use add-on apps that show information such as traffic flow and gas prices. Windows Live Local Maps was rebranded when Windows Live Maps merged with Bing.

Windows Live Spaces Gadgets

In 2006, Microsoft decided to revamp their existing MSN spaces to Windows Live Spaces with new and improved features. Amazingly, Windows Live Spaces received around 27 million visitors during the 1st month. Let’s get an insight on top 5 live spaces gadgets that have been keeping Microsoft so busy.

How to Get the Most Out of Windows Live E-mail

You may be confused by the name “Windows Live E-mail.” Does it refer to the Windows Live e-mail client in your Programs list, or your Windows Live Hotmail account? Learn the difference between the two and ways to get the most out of both options.