Windows Live Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Capabilities

Microsoft took the beta label off Windows Live Services, a mix of desktop and Web apps that are part of the company’s “software + services” strategy to keep those promoting “cloud computing” at bay (e.g., Google). Reuters and eWeek have rundowns of the global launch, while Digital Inspiration complains about the launch of the Live […]

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Microsoft took the beta label off Windows Live Services, a mix of desktop and Web apps that are part of the company’s “software + services” strategy to keep those promoting “cloud computing” at bay (e.g., Google). Reuters and eWeek have rundowns of the global launch, while Digital Inspiration complains about the launch of the Live Mail component. The suite of Windows Live Services includes mail, Messenger, Spaces, a toolbar, events, blog editing tool, security features, and several other services. We wrote previously about Windows Live Events here.


Also, according to the material I received, Windows Live is “teaming up with Operation Smile and celebrities in New York and Los Angeles to encourage people to ‘share their smiles’ using Windows Live. People can go to Windows Live to share their smiles from Windows Live Spaces and for each smile shared, Microsoft will donate money to Operation Smile.”


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Greg Sterling
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Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land, a member of the programming team for SMX events and the VP, Market Insights at Uberall.

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