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Is it possible to sync group files via skydrive and/or live sync?

Also, I have a group that I share with my classmates (https://cid-0009e35e393e77a4.groups.office.live.com/self.aspx/mod5), is it possible for this to sync with Microsoft Document Connection?


Or, sync those group files with my skydrive so that I can use Microsoft Document Connection for Mac to browse/access my Group documents?


I apologize for posting this to the developer forum of Windows Live but I can't seem to find a general topic forum for Windows Live.  I have created a Group under my Windows Live account and have a small number of members in the group.  I would like to be able to setup my Group such that when a member creates a new Discussion an email is sent to all members.  Google Groups does this by default but I can figure out how to turn this on inside a Windows Live Group.  Is it possible? 

I am considering integrating my application with the Windows Live Alerts API. However, I am slightly confused by how some of the terms are used. Can someone please explain to me:

What is a group? (as used in this task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259732.aspx ) What is a partner? (as used in this task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259743.aspx ) What is a subscriber (as used in this task: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259741.aspx ) Basically, I have a content management system. I'm trying to give my users some automated daily reports based on search criteria that they choose. Each user will have their own configurable search criteria. I think I can do this with Windows Live Alerts, that's why I'm asking these questions.
Hi Everybody,

Is there a way to set up Windows Live Alerts for Groups? I am co-owner of Hack Live Spaces Group, 
http://hackmsnspaces.groups.live.com/, and email notifications don't seem to work. I'm trying to find a way for members of this group to be notified of new posts.

Please let me know.

Thank you!


Rufus the Wonder Bird


On Oct. 26 I installed a 158 Meg "critical" Windows update for Win 7. I am using IE8.


On Oct. 29 I attempted to send an e-mail via Windows Live Mail to a Group of 60


A message appeared that stated my group was too large. The message could not be sent unless I verified myself. I selected verify, and was told to input my Mobile # so that a verification code could be texted to me.


I inputted my mobile # and received the text message that contained the code. I inputted the code, but was again told I needed to be verified. When I attempted to verify myself again, I was told I had been verified.


Later I found that the message had been sent twice.


On Nov. 5 I attempted to send a message to the same group of 60, and was again told the group was too large, and I needed to be verified. I again attempted to verify myself, but was told I had been verified.


I went thru this process several times without sending my message to the group. The message finally went thru after about the fourth try, but I have no idea why it didn't go thru the first thru third tries.


I have never had a problem sending messages to a Group of 60 until I installed the latest Windows update. Is there a solution to my problem?



The documentation for windows live contacts only describes access the REST services using the Windows Live ID Delegated Authentication SDK. Is it possible to use the Windows Live ID Client SDK instead? This would make writing Smart Client Apps far easier.

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Hi all!
I hope for your help.

Short description:

How to access Windows Live ID Contacts using Windows Live ID Client SDK ?

Long Description:
 I know that we can access the Windows Live ID Contacts, using Windows Live ID Delegated Authentication SDK.
 This Windows Live ID Delegated Authentication SDK allows to read /write contacts/photos of other people, i.e. a Team can have a Common Contact List ( or Fotos, etc).
 To get contacts/photos a Web Site must be created and the Users must confirm/provide the access for this Web Site.

 This Solution is not real suitable, if I need to connect to my own Windows Live ID Contacts from a Desktop Application

 Using the  Windows Live ID Client SDK we can access for example the our own Blog.
 So in this case no extra Web Site is necessary, because we connect to our own Data.

PS: The Outlook Connector can access the Windows Live ID Contacts without extra Web Site


We are aware of a current issue with the Windows Live Presence API and the Windows Live Messenger IM Control.  Thanks to everyone who has reported the issue.

Two things have been impacted:

Users appearing offline in the Presence API or in the IM Control even if they are online The ability of new users to choose their setting for the Presence API and IM Control
As of right now, (1) should no longer be impacting users.

(2) is still ongoing, but should only affect users that never signed in to Messenger prior to the end of last week.  If you are observing this for users that previously had the setting defined, please let us know by responding in this topic.  We are actively working on resolving this issue.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.



Hi there,

I have a Sql server 2008 R2 Std and  sql server 2008 R2 Exp on clients.

on client workstations, there is a  pull subscription with  enabled "use  Windows synchronization manager" property.

The problem is  that windows sync manager always comes up with "There are no offline items to synchronize." and I'm wondering why is that it's not picking up the subscription.

Any idea would a great help




Dear all,

I have a project on WPF where my customer would like to be able to select a picture from a library and send it directly to MS live  through the WPF interface.

Does any one have any sample on how to perform such thing ?

Thaks for help



I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but will take a chance.

I have a Windows console application that basically does the following:

1.  Process A spawns process B and waits for process B to finish.

2.  Process B reads some file and writes it to a temp location, in binary mode, using fread/fwrite File I/O API.  Does not use fflush() API call.

3.  Process B exits without closing or flushing the file in temp location (for what ever reason).

4.  Process A then kicks in and reads the file in temp location and tries to process it.

Let's call file in temp location as 'temp_file'.  The above logic works most of the time on various Windows versions and has been in place for long time.  But, on a Windows 7 64-bit system, with Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant installed, step 4 fails if the 'temp_file' is less than 4096 bytes, process A sees there is nothing to read or EOF, for the file size is still 0.  If the temp_file size is more than 4096 bytes (but less than 8192 bytes), step 4 reads only 4096 bytes and encounters EOF.

So, in the above logic, looks like step 4 can read only multiples of 4096 bytes, and not exact number of bytes, when Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant is installed.  If I uninstall Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant, the same logic works just fine and process A can read all bytes, even if less that 4096.  Other Windows Live software (Essential, Sync, UploadTool) are still there, only ID Sign-in Assistant is affecting the above logic.

This problem was observed on one Windows 2003 server as well, but don't know if Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant was installed on that system.

In Step2, if process B does a fflush()/fclose(), everything works correctly also.  But, Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant altering the file I/O behavior is little bit strange.




All of the folder names sync, some files sync, some don't and many files just sit there with a .wlx extension. In the status window it says "Waiting to receive x files" (x being the number of files) If I add another folder I get teh same result.


Not sure what category to place my question in, hope someone can help me.  I have been having trouble signing into my Windows Live Messenger.  I do the troubleshoot and it say's it's the host file.  There is a yellow triangle next to the host file. I tried deleting and installing WLM again, but found the same problem. I am at a loss. Please help.


We have code that invokes the "Sync" VERB for a folder that has been made available Offline via Offline Files. We basically achieve this by using Shell32 to programmatically invoke the Sync option available in the right click menu of a folder (context menu). The code is simple and works in XP and Vista but NOT on Windows 7

'objFolder is of type Shell32.FolderItem

Executing the above code in Windows 7 simply opens the folder (default shell behavior) instead of actually doing the sync. I think the problem is that in Windows 7 the "Sync" option is actually a Sub Menu, "Sync > Sync selected offline files".

Any idea how to invoke the "Sync selected offline files" in the Sync submenu?
Or what is the equivalent "Sync" Verb in Windows 7?


The ownership verification (authentication) of websites in different webmaster tools such as Microsoft Live Search Webmaster Center / Google Webmaster Central / Yahoo! Site Explorer is achieved through either of “upload a file” or “add a meta tag” methods, neither of which is currently possible once you own a Windows Live Spaces account.

I think it’d be necessary to add a feature to Live Spaces so it can add a meta tag to the Space HTML’s HEAD section.

It also might be a good idea for the Spaces to have a special place in the SkyDrive to store “sitemap XML” and “robots.txt” files for the associated Space, but in a simple well-formed URL fashion, unlike current SkyDrive URLs which are madly long and messy (sample).


Just for Information:

Microsoft Office Live Services do not accept Internet Explorer 9 Beta. When you want to connect, the login in refused and you are told to use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or Firefox.

This is not a problem of Internet Explorer 9 Beta, but Microsoft should (re)check the requirements for the Office Live Services

Kind regards



Hi all !

Okay, my question is related to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/messengerconnect/thread/8c79ebba-59de-48be-b308-db139ad430c3 but the thread is closed, so I suppose I have to open a new one.

To clarify my project :

I have my own logon form and the SSO is working fine, but I need a Live token for my user to access to other Live application without login again.

What I am trying to do is to avoid the login process by microsoft (consent UI ) but use my custom logon form instead, then get a verification code and integrate the code you sent from  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff752581.aspx

I managed to get the verification code using the OAuth Wrap Exemples. Could I use this unique code for my application, or will it be subject to changes ? I suppose : No, because each verification code is affected to one unique user. And if I get a token, it is actually the token of this user. Is there a way to get a verification code for all my users ?

It is maybe not the best way to do it.

Is this possible to make my own logon form and use it with Windows Live ?

thanks for your help



Ok, I create program using sync framework with custom file sync provider:

 public class RemoteSyncFileProvider : FullEnumerationSimpleSyncProvider, IDisposable, ISimpleSyncProviderConstraintConflictResolver

I replaced Local functions like File.Copy to anologs what make changes on remote file system

And Its works fine.

If on remote file system some file deleted or on local computer metadata files corrupted or deleted. There no way that i can update local metadata with information about remote file system . I need To delete all files in remote fs and start syncronisation, if not - it crash with message about same data already exist in storage...(The simple provider found an item in the metadata store with the same identity fields as the current item .)

So i need a tool what can update state about remote and local file system in metadata files, any ideas?

All my problems within metadata files.


Windows Live Sync Beta BUG - Syncing Internet Explorer settings badly implemented!

When i sync IE all my favorite links are synced. The problem lies with IE i think since it will not update when you add a new link and add it at the begining but rather at the end of the list.

New links from other devices end up at the end of the other devices list. You never know what is where.

Please fix IE and make it display favorite links according to the timestamp and have the latest ones appear at the begining.

Excuse me for probably posting this in the wrong forum.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. A couple of months ago, I started to receive an error balloon at the 'system tray' when starting up; I will try to translate it from Dutch:

"Could not connect to a Windows-service - No connection could be made with the service Group Policy Client. Limited users will be unable to log on to the system. You can refer to the system event log as administrator for information about this connection [text broken off]"

It seemed unimportant, and it disappears at the first mouse movement, so I left it at that.

Recently, however, I bought a notebook computer running Windows 7, and tried to connect it to my Vista machine via a home network. After being asked for a name and password (the Vista machine has only 1 account and logs on automatically), I could only see the Public folder, so I went to the Network Center on the Vista machine.
All items are Disabled (network detection, file sharing, printer sharing etcetera) and when I enable them and click Apply, they immediately jump back to Disabled. Only "password protected sharing" can be enabled.
When I right-click a folder in Explorer and click Share..., the administrator account name is listed as Owner. When I click the button Share..., I go to the next screen, where it says "Could not share your folder".

I hope you can help me! Viewed a lot of different forums, but found nothing helpful. I figure these forums would be the place to be...
Thanks in advance!
In explorer, when I sort files by date, for example, they are still 'grouped'  Specifically, hidden files and non folders are listed before folders. I used to be be able to sort by date and **everything** would be listed in ascending order of creation, for example, regardless of files type. How do I get back to this way of sorting. *** no groups, please ***

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