Microsoft Releases Windows Live Gallery Website

Windows Live Gallery — Microsoft’s new website is a one-stop shop for Gadgets, add-ins, and extensions to customize and personalize Windows Live products and services, and Windows Sidebar, too.
  • GADGETS are mini-applications that live on your homepage or Windows Sidebar and deliver games, live webcams, traffic maps, and other interactive, up-to-the-minute that you didn’t even know existed!
  • TOOLBAR Puts the information you want at your fingertips. Search from any Web page with powerful protection from viruses, identity theft and pop-ups. Instantly get useful maps, weather and stock quote information by highlighting text on a Web page. Collect, organize and share the information you find online.
  • WINDOWS DESKTOP SEARCH Find just what you’re after on your PC. Speed – Instantly find e-mail messages, documents, photos, and music on your PC. Convenience – Search from toolbars integrated with your favorite applications  Better results – Easily preview, filter and work with Desktop Search results.
  • Windows Live Search Macros Create a search engine specifically for your interests. Custom-tailored search engines that (bold) give you more relevant search results for what you’re interested in. Find Macros for a wide range of subjects created by the community and shared for everyone to use.
  • MESSENGER BOTS A Bot is an automated contact that can be added to your contact list. Interact with the bot to get information, complete tasks, or be entertained. Bots talk in a natural language format, and can respond to a pre-defined set of commands (e.g. "weather Duluth, MN").
  • MESSENGER ACTIVITIES are consumer focused web applications in the MSN Messenger client. Using the MSN Messenger client, a user invites a buddy to participate in an Activity application, such as a game of checkers or shopping online together, while continuing an IM conversation. A user can access an activity through the client using the Activity & Game buttons to see the drop down menus or an Activity can be launch with a link.

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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