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Running the ASP.NET Windows Live Web site in IIS7, Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Extensions, Version=,” Error
When I was trying to run the Windows Live Enabled Website that is shipped with the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio November 2008 CTP (I had blogged about this earlier at and you can download the CTP from ) against IIS 7, I got the error “Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Web.Extensions, Version=….” error. Interestingly this error wasn’t showing up if I create the ......

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009 8:05 PM

Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008
The Windows Live Team put up a neat bunch of controls that can be used in your ASP.NET Websites. In fact once you install the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008 from you get a few server controls in the toolbox as well as website templates for Visual Studio 2008 project/website. I wanted to demonstrate how you can quickly add a video to your website that is being streamed from the Silverlight Streaming Service, all within 5 minutes. Pre-requisites 1. Visual Studio ......

Posted On Monday, December 1, 2008 4:16 PM

Windows Live Wave 3 Beta Download
If you are using Windows Live Services, here is an update for you. The Wave 3 of the Windows Live Services Beta is now available for download from The things which attracted me the most were Windows Live Movie Maker Beta Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta Windows Live Messenger New Version (super cool UI) Windows Live Calendar & Outlook Integration for Windows Live Contacts Enhancements to Windows Live Writer Beta (Now, one can upload videos to Soap Box directly) Optionally ......

Posted On Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:59 PM

Consuming the Live Search API in your Web Applications - Windows Live
Well, I havent talked much about Windows Live and when the whole world is keen about our Live initiative and the exciting bunch of services we have unveiled, I thought of starting it up, with an article on how you can consume the Live Search API and implement Live Search within your web applications. Before getting started, there are a few things you would need to know about Live. Windows Live is a platform. It is a collection of online services which can be utilized as well as programmed against. ......

Posted On Monday, May 28, 2007 6:51 AM

Offline Blogging Tool - Windows Live Writer Beta
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:17 PM

Windows Live Messenger - We heard you !!!
Windows Live Messenger 8.0, the next version of the popular MSN Messenger is one of the coolest services of the Windows Live. Well, whilst I post this, I remember my earlier post had lots of arguments on X is better, Y is better because of so and so etc., My job is not to justify them but, what I really like about Windows Live Messenger is that, it has the much cribbed out, missing feature - "Offline Messages". Offline Messages is one of the features which has been missing quite some time but is ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 6:24 AM

Windows Live Mail Beta - Is Improved
Windows Live Mail Beta is the next version of Hotmail and one of the services provided by Windows Live. What is great is that, you dont need to get a new account or get an invite from others. All you have to do is continue your existing Hotmail Account. And that is all !!! I am pretty sure many of you would have already seen this but its for the benefit of those who havent accessed their Hotmail account for long time and for new users who would like to experience the Windows Live Mail Beta. The UI ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 8:55 AM

Windows Live Writer (Beta) - Cannot resist its simplicity!!!
Windows Live Writer (Beta) is out !!! One of the coolest features is that, it is so simple in use and gives the comfort of working with a word document. I tried posting a blog to my MSN Spaces and it was really a cake-walk for a beginner like me using Blog Tools to post a blog. I have heard about other Blog engines like DasBlog, but I am sure when it is Microsoft's way, it always rocks similar to its other products. When I tried posting to Blogger, it had put a temporary post into my account for ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:05 AM

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