the tag Windows Live refers to a suite of Microsoft services and applications, comprising of both web and desktop applications usually found in a bundle.

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Catch-all address on Windows Live domains

I know that GMail for your domain has the ability to catch all email that is sent to a non existing address and forward it to a domain's internal address. eg: doesnotexist@mydomain.com is redirected ...
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How do you change your Microsoft Live global account information, like primary email address?

I've had my .NET Passport -> Windows Live ID for a very long time. Since that time, I've changed my primary email address and would really like to not have to use my email from highschool to still ...
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How to forward/re-direct emails from Outlook Live WebApp account

Our work email accounts were just transferred from our in-house server to Outlook. I want to forward some or all emails arriving in that mailbox to another account. I can't seem to find such an option ...
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Does Hotmail or Outlook.com have a feature where appending a plus sign or a dot to an email address will still have it sent to the same address?

Gmail has this feature where appending a plus ("+") sign or a dot to an email address will still have it sent to the same address. This makes it easier to filter emails sent to you, by checking which ...
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When sharing a SkyDrive folder, where does it show up in the recipient's SkyDrive home page?

I created a SkyDrive folder and then gave 5 of my work colleagues access to read/write/upload/delete files from that folder. So far so good. But when my colleagues go to their own SkyDrive home ...
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Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live/Mail/Outlook.com/SkyDrive account?

Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live account? For example: email sent to an address at @live.co.uk arrive in the same mailbox as @live.com ? Do @live.co.uk and @live.com ...
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How can I configure Outlook.com new message keyboard shortcut?

The Outlook/Live/Hotmail keyboard for Create new message is Ctrl+N... this always opens a new instance of my browser. This is not what I want and means I can't avoid the need to keep on reaching for ...
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@hotmail.com or @live.com?

is there any difference between email accounts created with either domain?advantages disadvantages?. There must be a reason for Microsoft creating the @live.com domain.
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Set the picture on a Contact in Outlook.com/Windows Live

How can I set the picture for a contact on the web at Outlook.com? I have Windows 8 and and using the People app I can set a picture on the desktop but that doesn't show up on the web. On the web ...
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How do I make shared folders on SkyDrive sync to my Mac via the client?

Windows Live Skydrive has a Mac client that downloads files from the SkyDrive to my computer. However, this is only the files I've uploaded, not the ones shared with me. So I end up having to ...
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Can I use Live Mesh with my Live Groups account?

I have a Windows Live account and use the Mesh drive to synchronize some various files and photos from work and home. I recently setup a Live groups account, which includes 5GB of storage for the ...
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Office Live, SkyDrive, pictures and files management

I'm using the Microsoft Office Live file space (aka SkyDrive) to share my photos. I have two problems: It seems that I can't get any rational urls for my images. They are something like: ...
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In Windows SkyDrive, is there a way to the get direct link to 'Open in <full client>'?

Let's say you have an Excel file in SkyDrive. Right now the only way I can figure out how to open it directly in the full Excel application is to open in on the web first and then click the 'Open in ...
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Saving my Word documents online

I can't quite believe this isn't possible, though I fear it may not be. I have Windows 7, Office 2010 (or whatever the latest version is) and a Windows Live account. I want to write a document in ...
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Is it possible to move documents in Skydrive?

It seems like pretty basic functionality and I think I must be missing something, but is there a way to move documents within the skydrive web app? It seems like this feature was lost in the recent ...
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How to gain access to office web app through windows live

I just signed up for a windows live account and according to microsoft: http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=1a5ba36b-f9ea-412b-bc44-bd5bfada3084 I should have access to their office ...
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Live: “Someone else has been using your account” — can I see who?

In live.com and related services that use the same account I've been receiving the message It looks like someone else might be using your account Now, this has happened to me before in other ...
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Gmail conversations missing in new Outlook.com account

I just signed up for a new Outlook.com account and synced my existing Gmail account with my Windows Live account. However, when I view my Gmail messages within Outlook.com the only messages that show ...
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I cannot register a new account on Live Azure

everytime I go to http://msm.live.com/app/default.aspx, a certificate error occurs. Does anyone know if there is another way to register an application in order to use Windows Live SDK?
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Using Windows Live Mesh with Flash Builder (Eclipse)

Any Windows Live Mesh gurus that could tell me what is not working with my setup? I have a netbook and a desktop - both with FB 4.5 (Basically Eclipse as far as I can tell) and thought it would be ...
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Transfer MSN Live ID

Microsoft offers a function to change the Live ID (the email that registers the Live ID) to another. I wonder if I changed the Live ID, will my friends' that added me to MSN will update their Friend's ...
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How do I upload Windows contacts to Windows Live Contacts?

I've just purchased a windows phone, however, all of my contacts are in the windows contacts store on my PC from when I had the iPhone (itunes would sync to that locally). I would like to upload all ...
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Sharing calendars between Windows Live accounts

My spouse and I have Windows Live accounts (for our Windows Phone 8's, but let's just focus on the Windows Live end for now) and would like to share our calendars with each other. We haven't been able ...
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Weird date display on Windows Live Calendar task view

In the Task view within Windows Live Calendar, this is how my to-do items appear: What is not user friendly about the Sat DD/10 is that it could be any Saturday in the month of October. Why the ...
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Receiving Windows Live friend requests at invalid Windows Live ID

My email address is being bombarded with Windows Live friend requests. The "to" field on these emails is clearly my email address, which I try to use as my Windows Live ID to sign in and change my ...
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Windows Live - stop spam in the form of invites

Nowadays, besides the fact that I'm getting quite some spam e-mail, I get spam invites on my Windows Live network. Now I haven't seen these people ever before, I'm 100% sure it are some spam people ...
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Download pictures from skydrive.live.com without creating a user?

A relative sent some pictures to my parents, using some skydrive.live.com service to store them. Of course Microsoft tries "recruit" new users when they have a chance... Is there any way to download ...
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Windows Live mail won't send mails to all members of a group

I have been using Windows Live mail for some time, but for a few months it won't send messages to some of the contacts in the groups. I have tried deleting and recreating the groups, but no luck. Any ...
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Sync Google Accounts with Microsoft Accounts for a custom domain?

Microsoft Accounts (was Live ID before) can now be managed for a given domain from the Live Domains webapp. This setup is very familiar to the Google Apps Admin panel which also allows to centralize ...
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How can I change the Live Domains administrator?

We have emails on three custom domains that we manage within Microsoft's "Live" / Outlook.com framework. Say, those custom domains are domain1.com domain2.org domain3.com and are managed by ...