I have recently discovered (albeit being late) a few new goodies from Live services.
1. Make your own cartoon face! http://cartoon.msn.com.cn/ ==> Here is what I got...
2. Windows Live Writer, which helps to upload pics and make posts from one single location! Even works with Picasaweb+Blogspot.
3. Live Messenger 2008... aka 8.5. I think still in Beta. Very Vista-ish look...so far so good, no major crashes yet.
So guys, go ahead and try them out at http://get.live.com/betas/writer_betas. The new WLInstaller will actually get you both the Live Writer and Live Messenger 2008. Have fun!