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Setting up Windows Live Writer (Wave 4) Beta

July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

In this post, we’ll set up Windows Live Writer Wave 4 Beta (WLW).


Configuring Windows Live Writer Wave 4 Beta

1) Just to make sure that you have installed Windows Live Wave 4 Beta, your Windows Live Writer should be Version 2010.


2) Click on the “Add blog account” button under the Home tab of the ribbon. (If you have just installed WLW, WLW will automatically prompt you to add a blog account when you run the program.)


3) Now, you can choose which blog service do you use. WLW supports Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, and others. Click Next after you have chosen your blog service.


4) Based on your option in the previous step, enter your blog address (if required), username, and password. Then, click Next.
     If you have chosen “Windows Live Spaces”, your current screen should look like the one on the left below. If you have chosen “SharePoint blog”, your current screen should look like the one on the middle below. If you have chosen “Other blog service”, your current screen should look like the one on the right below.


5)After you have entered the required credentials, Windows Live Writer will set your blog account up.


6) Give your new blog a name and you’re done!



If you have multiple blog accounts, you can just repeat the steps above. You can easily switch to which blog do you want to update a new post by selecting from the drop down list above the “Add blog account” button.



I hope this post have been helpful. Please let me know if it was anything I can do to make this post better. Thanks!



Windows Live Wave 4 – New Header

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

There have been news about the new Windows Live wave 4 around the Internet for the past few months. Today, you will be able to see this new Windows Live Wave 4 header with your Windows Live ID. You can login and view this new header at


WindowsLiveWave4-4 This Hotmail section will be dynamically updated. Unread email will be alerted as they come into your Inbox. Here, you will be able to access your Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, and send an email.
WindowsLiveWave4-3 This is the section that is new where you can access the Web Messenger. You can also search your Messenger contacts directly from the search bar.
WindowsLiveWave4-2 The new Web Messenger also supports tabbed chats which enables you to chat with few person at the same time. This conversation box will appear at the bottom-right of your browser window. Furthermore, you will also be able to insert emoticons into your chat.

Furthermore, you can click on the “minimize” icon to minimize the conversation box into a bar at the bottom of the browser window.

WindowsLiveWave4-5 The Office link will direct you to where you can create new/modify your documents on the web. However, it is not possible to create new documents at the moment.


This photos link will direct you to your photo album online.


For anyone who wants to try out the Windows Live Wave 4 services UI, this is an excellent place for you to try it out.

Source:, My Microsoft Life

Categories: Windows Live

Creating your profile – Get Started with Windows Live

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

What is your Profile actually, and why is it important to be as detailed as possible? Well, your profile is the first info that is presented to a user with when they search or click on your picture or Avatar that you use around Windows Live. The more detail you put, the more likely people will be able to find you and invite you to join their network. Now, lets get started to creating your profile.

1. Go to the Profile page by clicking on Profile on the top of the page (you will need to sign in first)

2. Click on Edit Profile Details and you will then be taken to the edit details page, which contains a set of different headings as follows, NAME, PICTURE, PERSONAL MESSAGE, ABOUT YOU, FAVOURITE THINGS,SOCIAL, EDUCATION AND WORK INFO. Now we will work our way through filling all of these details in about yourself.

EditProfileDetails3.  Name

  • Click on the Name title, or the blue Edit to be taken to the NAME page where you can input your name. Enter your first name in the box. NOTE. This first name will be visible to everyone on the internet. You can use a Nickname if you do not want to use your own name
  • Now enter your last name. You can decide who sees your last name, if you do not wish anyone to see it, then do NOT tick the box underneath. TIP. If you prefer to not disclose or use your last name here at all, then just place a – dash in the box instead.  When you have completed filling in the name boxes, then click on SAVE.

4. Picture

  • Click on Edit under the grey figure in order to access the YOUR PICTURE page.
  • Choose a picture of yourself (or an Avatar if you have one on your computer) by clicking on the BROWSE button and then load up a picture from your picture files. TIP. If you own a webcam, you could use that to take a picture of yourself.
  • Once the picture has uploaded, then just click and hold to ‘drag’ the sides of the orange box around until you are happy with the position of the picture. You can see what your Windows Live picture will look like in the lozenge to the left. When you are happy with the position then just click on SAVE.

5. Personal Message

  • This is entirely optional, but you can enter a message that will be placed at the top of your Profile page for all your visitors to see, and make them feel welcome. You can put anything you like here such as ‘Hi, I am new here’ or ‘Welcome to my Profile’ for example, its completely up to you.

6. About You

  • Age – This is optional. You can leave it blank if you don’t want to fill this up.
  • Gender – This is again optional. You can choose to disclose your gender.
  • Occupation – Here, you can state what your job is.
  • Location – This is again optional. It is up to you whether you want other users to know roughly where are you.
  • More About You – This area allows you to put in some more detail about yourself that other users might be interested in knowing.
  • Interests. This area is particularly important because it allows other users to see you if they happened to conduct a search using their interests, and one of your interests were the same.

7. Contact Info

  • Click on Edit or Contact Info to go to the Edit Contact Info page.
  • Before filling up your info, it might be a good idea to protect your privacy by controlling who is able to view your info. NOTE: By default, it should be set to My Network.
  • Click on the blue choice next to shared with, then click on the Clear these settings, and make sure all the check boxes are unchecked. Then click Save. This is to make sure that all your information are only be accessible by you.
  • Next, fill in your information and click Save once you’re done.

8. Favorite Things

  • Click on the Favorite Things heading to go to the Favorite Things page.
  • Once again, it is important to control who is able to view this section. You can change the permissions by clicking on Edit Permissions on the top and select who is able to view this section.
  • Next, you can add your favorite music, books, and movies by clicking on the blue link next to each categories icon picture.

9. Social

  • This page will be seen by everyone who has access to your Profile page, but you can adjust the permissions for it later if you so wish. The choices to fill in are about your personal relationship, whether you are interested in making friends, dating, activity partners or business networking, your home town (and again you do not have to fill any of this information in if you don’t want to) Places where you have lived, what sort of sense of humour you possess (if any!) your choice of fashion and finally your favorite quote. Click Save when you’re done.

10. Education

  • This area is concerned with any colleges or universities that you may have attended, and if you are interested in getting in touch with anyone from your college days, then you can fill the information in by clicking on the Education title.

11. Work Info

  • Again, filling the info in for this category is entirely dependent on whether or not you want other users to have access to your work details. It is not compulsory. Once you have completed al of these details, your profile information is complete and you can return to your profile page to see how other users will be able to view it and just to check that everything seems in order

Categories: Windows Live

Setting up a Windows Live ID – Get Started with Windows Live

November 2, 2009 Leave a comment

In order to make use of all of the Windows Live services such as the Windows Live site and the desktop applications, you will need to set up a Live ID. You can choose to set up a new one using either a Hotmail account or a Live account, or you can choose to set up your present email address as a Live ID if you prefer. This can be a Yahoo account, a Gmail account, an AOL account or one that you have set up with your internet service provider. So, lets get started.

1. Go to and click on the Sign Up button.


signup-page 2. Now, type in your name into the first textbox next to Windows Live ID. This can be your real name or nickname, depending on which do you prefer. You may also be offered another choice of email when you click on the small black down arrow. Then click on Check availability to check if your desired name is available or not.

3. Next, you have to create a password for your Live ID account. It is recommended to use combination of both alphabets and numbers. As you type your password, you will be informed of the strength of your password, the stronger the better. Then re-type the chosen password just to make sure your choice of password entered above and you can remember it.

4. Next, you are required to provide an alternate email address. This email will be used to send a ‘password reset’ email just incase you forgotten your password in the future. If you doesn’t have another email, you can choose to set up a security question instead. This is to ensure that you are the rightful owner of this Live ID account.

5. Next, you will need to enter some of your personal details, such as your first and last name, country you are living in and the area, zip code, gender, and birthday.

6. Last but not least, and purely for security reasons in order to make sure that you are a human and not a spamming bot, you need to fill in the box below the grey one the exact same letters and numbers that they grey ‘Capcha’ box contains. TIP. If you have difficulty with this and keep getting it wrong, then click on the loudspeaker icon and the letters and numbers will be spoken to you.

7. Now, click "I accept” at the bottom of the page to complete your new Windows Live ID registration. You will be then brought to your new Windows Live homepage.


Categories: Windows Live

Hotmail – Change password every 72 days

October 6, 2009 Leave a comment

For security purposes, we are actually recommended to change our password once awhile. This will keep your credential information more secured. If you have a Live ID, you can set your email password to expire every 72 days. This is a feature provided by Windows Live to make your online live a little more secured. Although you have to do a little more work to change your password every 72 days, but this really will make your account a little more secured.

How to set it?RemindPasswordChange

  1. Go to Windows Live web mail and sign into your account.
  2. On the top right corner, click on Options and click More Options
  3. Under Manage your account, click on View and edit your personal information
  4. Enter your current password and continue
  5. Under Password Reset & Information, click Change to change your password
  6. Fill up the textbox and make sure you check Make my password expire every 72 days


Categories: Windows Live

Import Messages to Windows Live Mail – Windows Live Mail

October 6, 2009 Leave a comment

If you have Microsoft Outlook Express 6, Windows Mail, or Windows Live Mail Desktop beta installed on your computer, when you install Windows Live Mail, all of your existing accounts, settings, and email messages are automatically imported into Windows Live Mail. Any contacts in your Microsoft Windows contact list, and any Windows Calendar events are also imported when you install Windows Live Mail.

You can import email messages from other email programs on your computer, such as Microsoft Outlook Express, so that you can view them from within Windows Live Mail. ImportMessages

To import messages:

  1. Click the Start button, and then, in the search box, type Windows Live Mail. In the list of results, click Windows Live Mail.
  2. If you don’t see the menu bar, click the Menus button in the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Show menu bar.
  3. On the menu bar, click the File menu, point to Import, and click Messages.
  4. Select the email program to import messages from, and then click Next.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Categories: Windows Live

Using Multiple Accounts – Windows Live Mail

October 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Do you have multiple email accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo!? Conventionally, you have to access them one-by-one by accessing them through their respective websites. Having multiple email accounts is good in certain way, however it’s quite consuming to check them one-by-one everyday especially for those of you who are very busy.

So, why not take a big advantage that Windows Live Mail offer. With Windows Live Mail, you can now access multiple email accounts. This will save much of your time.

To add an email account:

  1. Click the Start button, and then, in the search box, type Windows Live Mail. In the list of results, click Windows Live Mail.
  2. In the left pane, click Add email account.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Categories: Windows Live