Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta for United Kingdom / The Netherlands

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by bart, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. bart

    bart Guest

    Hi guys,

    Currently I live in the UK and I am using a dutch version of Windows XP SP2
    IEB3 WLM(as I am from The Netherlands). Does that affect in anyway the
    access to the public download of WLMDB? When I now log in to
    http://ideas.live.com, there is no option for me to download WLMDB. This
    older version (8.0.0747) I am running now (that i didn't get off the
    ideas.live.com website; oops) , I can login to! But when i find a newer
    version / the latest release of WLMDB I can not!?!?!

    If the Beta release is country dependent, do you have any idea, when the
    beta will be released for Europe / The Netherlands/ United Kingdom?

    Many thanks,

    Bart
     
    bart, Jul 25, 2006
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  2. bart

    StephenB Guest

    No word on International availability at this point, Bart.
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Jul 26, 2006
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  3. Hi Stephen, Hi Bart,

    It is true that the Beta markets are currently very constrained and that when you sign into ideas.live.com, it keys off of information based on the country setting on the Windows Live ID (WLID) which you used to sign in. You can imagine that this causes problems for Microsoft employees (generally a very international lot, but e.g. in Australia for instance, or the UK) who can't see the US-only beta due to their country code setting. The workaround: create an WLID you set to United States, and use it only when you suspect that filtering like that is going on.

    And of course, this works the other way as well. I have a UK WLID and French WLID and German WLID, to name a few just to see the tabs or the free winks that are available in those markets which aren't available to US users.

    Thanks!
    John W. (Windows Live)
    Software Test Engineer
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    John W. \(Windows Live\), Jul 26, 2006
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  4. bart

    StephenB Guest

    Very true, and thanks for adding this John. Those who do change the Passport
    locale or create a new ID with a different locale for beta purposes do need to
    recognize that there could be issues with the product they download due to
    language localization of Windows itself, not to mention possible support issues.
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Jul 26, 2006
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