Updates From the Live Side of the House

For those keeping tabs on all things Microsoft-Live-related, the LiveSide folks have a few interesting updates. Microsoft launched on August 29 an official (U.S.-only) beta version of its Live QnA service. QnA allows users to ask questions, obtain answers and vote on the results. MSN Alerts have been rebranded

For those keeping tabs on all things Microsoft-Live-related, the LiveSide folks have a few interesting updates. Microsoft launched on August 29 an official (U.S.-only) beta version of its Live QnA service. QnA allows users to ask questions, obtain answers and vote on the results. MSN Alerts have been rebranded "Windows Live Alerts." A beta version of that service -– providing real-time scores, headlines and traffic info -- is available for download. Microsoft also is accepting applications (through Sept. 15) from channel partners who are interested in becoming Office Live Early Adopters.