Live.com Upgrades in progress

Wow, that’s fast. There are a few teams pulling an all-nighter across the freeway from where I’m sitting right now (yeah, I’m still at the office at 1:46 a.m.) working on pushing up new code to Live.com and Richard MacManus already has a post about the changes.

Please be patient. We’re experiencing slow performance because the replication process is still underway and we’re getting an unusually high amount of traffic for this time of the morning. Probably cause Richard is checking out all the new features. Heheh. Just kidding!

But, still, it might be a little wonky (that’s a technical term) for a while. If it doesn’t work, just blame Microsoft for writing wonky code and come back in a few hours and try again.

When I’ve been able to get into the service, it’s quite impressive.

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  3. I can’t middle-click on a search result to open the page in a new tab. That’s enough to prevent me using it.

  4. I can’t middle-click on a search result to open the page in a new tab. That’s enough to prevent me using it.

  5. Thanks Molly and Brandon,

    The version I got yesterday was the one from toolbar.msn.com (the new beta one). I found it yesterday by trial and error because there was no link to the new toolbar it on live.com at that time. I redownloaded it this morning and installed it and I still did not get any options related to desktop search. I did not uninstall the old one though, so that could be it. Anyway, I got the standalone version and a new index is starting. So all is ok for me. Thanks again for your responses.

  6. Thanks Molly and Brandon,

    The version I got yesterday was the one from toolbar.msn.com (the new beta one). I found it yesterday by trial and error because there was no link to the new toolbar it on live.com at that time. I redownloaded it this morning and installed it and I still did not get any options related to desktop search. I did not uninstall the old one though, so that could be it. Anyway, I got the standalone version and a new index is starting. So all is ok for me. Thanks again for your responses.

  7. Dan -

    An updated version of Windows Desktop Search is available as an optional component with the Live Toolbar Beta. If you were one of the first to download it, it’s possible you picked it up before the WDS component was completely live. Normally, WDS should be checked by default in the Toolbar first-run-wizard.

    If you install the WDS component (or the seperate, standalone installer), your settings from the previous installation will still be there.

    Your index will have to be rebuilt, but that’s because the old index isn’t compatible wih the new version of the indexer. Unfortunately, in order to make improvements to WDS we had to rev the index version and schema, which necessitates a rebuild of your index.

    Please let us know if you don’t see Windows Desktop Search as a component in the Toolbar’s component manager (it’s in the Options dialog), or if you have any problems getting it installed.

  8. Dan -

    An updated version of Windows Desktop Search is available as an optional component with the Live Toolbar Beta. If you were one of the first to download it, it’s possible you picked it up before the WDS component was completely live. Normally, WDS should be checked by default in the Toolbar first-run-wizard.

    If you install the WDS component (or the seperate, standalone installer), your settings from the previous installation will still be there.

    Your index will have to be rebuilt, but that’s because the old index isn’t compatible wih the new version of the indexer. Unfortunately, in order to make improvements to WDS we had to rev the index version and schema, which necessitates a rebuild of your index.

    Please let us know if you don’t see Windows Desktop Search as a component in the Toolbar’s component manager (it’s in the Options dialog), or if you have any problems getting it installed.

  9. Robert, I would really like to hear what the usability people at Microsoft think about this horrible “scrollbar” you’re using.

    It’s nice that you guys want to get rid of the “page results” at the bottom which are overused in “webapps” but smooth scrolling self centering bars that give you ZERO feedack of were you are at are no better and I think they’re even more confusing.

    To me this scrollbar, which is a clone of the crappy one from Picasa is a usability nightmare. Just turn it off by default and let people use their browser scrollbars and page away.

  10. Robert, I would really like to hear what the usability people at Microsoft think about this horrible “scrollbar” you’re using.

    It’s nice that you guys want to get rid of the “page results” at the bottom which are overused in “webapps” but smooth scrolling self centering bars that give you ZERO feedack of were you are at are no better and I think they’re even more confusing.

    To me this scrollbar, which is a clone of the crappy one from Picasa is a usability nightmare. Just turn it off by default and let people use their browser scrollbars and page away.

  11. >>Dan: As far as I know, desktop search is not offered
    >> by msn as a separate install than their toolbar. So
    >> I guess I am left with either going back to the old
    >> version of msn toolbar or using another desktop
    >> search utility.

    Dan, the desktop search functionality of MSN is now available separate from MSN Toolbar as “Windows Desktop Search”.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/desktopsearch/default.mspx

  12. >>Dan: As far as I know, desktop search is not offered
    >> by msn as a separate install than their toolbar. So
    >> I guess I am left with either going back to the old
    >> version of msn toolbar or using another desktop
    >> search utility.

    Dan, the desktop search functionality of MSN is now available separate from MSN Toolbar as “Windows Desktop Search”.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/desktopsearch/default.mspx

  13. Please ‘number’ the search results..(maybe also ‘select’ the results I want to be filtered)… and also some faster way to scroll back right to the top

  14. Please ‘number’ the search results..(maybe also ‘select’ the results I want to be filtered)… and also some faster way to scroll back right to the top

  15. “user at the center of their experience”

    please, please don’t use such words, they dampen the entire thing… is anyone, anyone really impressed with such lingo?

    Please be normal :)

    by the way i got that sentence from here : http://spaces.msn.com/livecom/

  16. “user at the center of their experience”

    please, please don’t use such words, they dampen the entire thing… is anyone, anyone really impressed with such lingo?

    Please be normal :)

    by the way i got that sentence from here : http://spaces.msn.com/livecom/

  17. Dileepa P : just click on “hide” on the upper right corner … lo, you have your search page with nothing else.

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