Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding

By Sean Patterson May 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be …

Become A Part Of Windows Live’s New User Community

Just noticed this post on the Windows Live Messenger Blog:

We here at Windows Live love to create software that makes keeping in touch with your personal community fun and exciting. If you love to chat on Windows Live Messenger, use Windows Live Writer to post to your Windows Live Spaces page and post photos from Windows Live Photo Gallery then we have just the community for you.

Microsoft Launches New Windows Live Online Services
Microsoft has stepped up its software plus services strategy with the launch of its next generation of Windows Live services that make it easier than ever to communicate and share information safely, from anywhere, and across multiple devices.

Windows Live Communicates Its Relaunch

Goodbye, beta. The assortment of communication and other web services linked together under the Windows Live name offers a single sign-on to access all of its products.

Windows Live Takes A SkyDrive

The product formerly known as Windows Live Folders has been renamed and opened up to people in the US, UK, and India.

Will AOL Charge More Now?

Nielsen/Netratings has just started ranking Web brands.  It does this by measuring “engagement” by total minutes spent with the brand and unique audience.  Brands that had a large unique audience spending a long time engaged had the highest score.  AOL came in first, followed by Yahoo!, then MSN/Windows Live, with Google coming in fifth.

Windows Live Platform Discussion

Windows Live is best known as a collection of end-user offerings – like Messenger, Spaces, Search, Hotmail and a whole bunch more.  It’s also in the process of evolving into a platform.  Koji Kato and Danny Thorpe, from the Windows Live platform team, discuss with Catherine Heller a Windows Live Technical Evangelist on Channel 9 their views on internet software and what it means to “componentize” Windows Live.

Microsoft Promoting Email To Advertisers

The opening of Windows Live Hotmail also comes with a push from Microsoft as the company tries to sway more advertisers to the product.

Windows Live Essentials/Dashboard

LiveSide reveals the Windows Live Dashboard, a program that acts as a center for Windows Live desktop applications.

Publisher Site Launches On Windows Live
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The formerly-named MSN Book Search appears to have a new name to go along with its online debut.

Ex-Technorati Techie Goes To Microsoft

Niall Kennedy was one of a few people to depart blog search site Technorati in recent months, and now he has announced he will join the Windows Live team.

Windows Live Product Search Coming

LiveSide reports that Windows Live Product Search is in development. Much like Froogle, WLPS would have price comparisons, and add Windows Live staples like detail sliders to hide/show metadata.

MSN Spaces Adds Windows Live Expo Content

MSN Spaces has added a Windows Live Expo module, so people can list their Expo items on their Space.

Windows Live Spaces Coming This Summer

LiveSide points to the MSN Spaces homepage, which now says:

Windows Live Answers?

The LiveSide blog says MSN Spaces users have reported seeing two modules called “Questions Asked” and “Questions Answered”, and that they are related to a yet-to-be-announced Windows Live service.

Windows Live Video, Answers On Tap

A couple of new services associated with Microsoft’s Windows Live online platform offer competition to Google Video and Yahoo Answers.

Windows Live Too Slow?

Via Digg, found this video comparing the load times of Google.com and Live.com (and making fun of them, and Brokeback Mountain).