So, Google and Microsoft continue competing with each other. I am no fan of Google but it this has been a perfect example of competition fueling innovation. As I have posted before I am using the latest Windows Live services for e-mail, instant messaging and blogging. As a beta tester I now have access to the two latest services in beta. The one I have been waiting for is the Windows Live Folders. This one has been rumored about for so long now and I truly believe that if the Google vs Microsoft battle wasn’t as volatile as it is this product might still just be a rumor.
To recap the new (e-mail, IM and Blogging are not new but the versions of software I am using are still beta) Windows Live Services look like this:
I already started experimenting with Live Folders and the interface is a little cheesy considering what the other Windows Live services look like in their recent versions but it is beta. Below is a method for sharing files via Windows Live Folders:
I was on Windows Live Folders and saw a folder I thought you should check out.
You can look at it here: http://folders.live.com/browse.aspx/6wdYDf4OFEg/Test/
Windows Live Folders has free online storage so you can get to your stuff anywhere and share it.
I am having problems installing the Photo Gallery part so more news to come.
On a side note, I won a LifeCam NX6000 in a recent scripting contest. I have tried to use it for the last day or so, and I am definitely not impressed. I don’t think it is the hardware but I think it is Windows Vista more than the hardware, then again I am still not sure how useful a web cam is.