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Flying with Windows Live for the Holidays

Posted on: November 19, 2008

After several days of thinking out loud with the family we decided to go overseas to visit our relatives in Syria. Being that we are the only ‘Eltawil’ family in Canada, we had no option but to spend an arm and a leg to be with our relatives during the holidays. God, oh please god make it worth every penny!

So, after it’s been confirmed, approved and given the green light, I sparked up my Windows Live Calendar and added in the necessary entries that represents my flight’s itinerary. It would’ve been awesome if my BlackBerry Bold gets the latest changes done to my Windows Live Calendar and syncs it with my BlackBerry’s calendar. But until that dream comes true, I have to enter the dates into my BlackBerry’s calendar manually…again.

Usually whenever I travel anywhere out of town, I will eventually be forced (either by a friend, relative or most likely a family member running after me with a stick) to take a couple of pictures. Those pictures will eventually find their way on my Windows Live Spaces account either by sending them directly from my BlackBerry Bold using the built in camera or by uploading them from my digital camera directly into Spaces using the quick-n-easy upload tool.

Since I like to blog often, I will be updating my Windows Live Spaces blog using (as always) my BlackBerry Bold. Like when I am on the way to the airport, checking in my luggage, waiting for my plane, entering the plane, sitting in the plane and getting yelled at by the flight attendant to shut off my BlackBerry while the plane is taking off. Yeah, somewhere along those lines, I will be definitely blogging about them. Compose email, type it and send it to my blog’s email. Voila! A new blog entry has been created and is almost instantly displayed on my blog. You wouldn’t even know it was written thousands of miles away from home (hopefully when I land safely)!

Keeping track of my email using only PCs is something of the past. My phone will be with me and it will push any new email that arrives in my Windows Live Hotmail account to my BlackBerry Bold (or at least I hope it still does that overseas, if not, back to PCs I guess). Open email, read it, hit reply, type away and send. All from the comfort of a third world country café.

Windows Live Contacts will definitely come in handy when I get introduced for the first time ever to the many (many many many) relatives I will meet in Syria. Adding their contact information into Windows Live Contacts will definitely provide a guarantee to me that I’ll be able to get back in touch with them and see what they’re up to on Windows Live Messenger. Let the video chatting begin!

In the end, no matter how far or close your travels are during the holidays, Windows Live will always be right by your side. I mean, why else would I not use all the great and (I have to add) free services available that Windows Live provides? Plus, all services are well integrated together which makes passing data between services a breeze. And with all the exciting updates we’ve seen (and more coming soon), it makes more sense to continue using and fully experience Windows Live.

 

 

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5 Responses to "Flying with Windows Live for the Holidays"

The Windows Live client for Blackberry can synchronize Live Calendar!?
Windows Mobile\’s client is totally detached from Calendar service, not even a web page to view the appointments.

@Seika:
Somehow I got the Live calendar showing up under my Calendar list on my BlackBerry. I was surprised too when I first saw it. If you have Windows Mobile, you can synchronize your contacts with Windows Live Messenger. Also if you add a new contact to your Windows Mobile it automatically add it to your Live Contacts, this is something I miss  when using my BlackBerry.

@Seika:
After doing little bit more research on synchronizing Windows Live Calendar with BlackBerry, it turns out it\’s not possible. Even though my device\’s calendar lets me select the Windows Live calendar, yet for some reason the "Wireless Synchronization" is always set to "No". It\’s the only option under my Live calendar that can\’t be changed, which is something I find very odd. Or it could mean that it is not supported yet. So I had to tweak my blog post to accomodate to what I just learned or else I would be giving the wrong information.

Probably.
I read in the reviewer guide for Windows Live wave 3. The only access to Live Calendar through mobile device mentioned is using SMS.
 
It\’s the only part that keep me have to use Outlook instead of ditching it.

Thanks for the post, Ahmed!  Have a safe trip back to Syria and back.

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