Facebook

A 3-post collection

Bing gets social with Facebook

When Windows 7 started the marketing campaign with the statement ‘Windows 7 was my idea’ I really liked it because I was able to relate to it myself. A few years ago when Windows Vista came out I blogged about the Windows Vista Shutdown options and how I think they could improve to make things a bit easier. Before I knew it, when Windows 7 came out the Windows 7 Shutdown options looked like they included my suggestion, it may be the case that someone read it on my blog or it’s more likely the case that others had thought the same idea that I had. Either way, it felt nice to see that an idea I had had...

Getting Facebook & Windows Live Together: Part 2

I’ve had a play with the idea I suggested in my previous post about this topic and using the Facebook Developer Toolkitit was possible to get a lot of information out of Facebook and display those in a .NET application and you can also get info back in XML format so this should work well with a gadget. So far so good… BUT the problem with using the toolkit or the Facebook API for that matter is authenticating your Facebook application user so you can get some info. For a web application you have to redirect to the Facebook login page let users login and then capture the authentication token… For having a Windows Live gadget I’m...

Getting Facebook & Windows Live Together, well sort of!

I’ve recently been wanting a lot to dig deeper into other areas of Windows Live that I don’t know much about and get myself to learn more about these. Of course the hard thing in moving forward with that stuff aside from motivation is thinking of an idea of something that can be done. I think I found an answer to that today! Here’s something I’m going to try and see if I can do with or without help and I think it’s a cool idea! One that will help me learn more about Windows Live Gadgets and also Facebook! Here’s the plan. I will attempt to get some data from Facebook and show...