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Windows 7: Just as you learned Windows Live name changes are here!

04 May 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
will it become windows 8 exclusive or there will be version for windows 7 too?

will windows live essentials software stop functioning?
Please read post #2. Your answers, with links, are there.


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04 May 2012   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I linked my live photo gallery with facebook and next thing I know, outlook 2010 displays all birthdays listed in facebook and hotmail. crazy. But I kinda like it. Name change = bad. Linked services = good.
Right up to the point where your hotmail gets hacked. In all seriousness, this is not a good thing. Microsoft are pushing for this whole "Hey have all your stuff in one easy to use location!" Its a pretty well known fact that the most commonly hacked "free" email accounts are hotmail accounts.

What happens if a hacker manages to get in when Average Joe User has their facebook, hotmail, and Windows 8 machine! all linked to that account? Doesn't even bear thinking about.

I'm not going to lie, I've had my own personal hotmail got into a couple of times, and I'm not exactly a slouch on the old passwords, changing every 30 days etc. If it can happen to me, it can happen to... well I won't say anyone, but alot of people at least.
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04 May 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I agree 100% with the sig statement re xp and Win 7. We even have some old-timers here who have not made that adjustment.
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04 May 2012   #14
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I linked my live photo gallery with facebook and next thing I know, outlook 2010 displays all birthdays listed in facebook and hotmail. crazy. But I kinda like it. Name change = bad. Linked services = good.
Right up to the point where your hotmail gets hacked. In all seriousness, this is not a good thing. Microsoft are pushing for this whole "Hey have all your stuff in one easy to use location!" Its a pretty well known fact that the most commonly hacked "free" email accounts are hotmail accounts.

What happens if a hacker manages to get in when Average Joe User has their facebook, hotmail, and Windows 8 machine! all linked to that account? Doesn't even bear thinking about.

I'm not going to lie, I've had my own personal hotmail got into a couple of times, and I'm not exactly a slouch on the old passwords, changing every 30 days etc. If it can happen to me, it can happen to... well I won't say anyone, but alot of people at least.
You bring up a very good point about security. Google also recently linked all their accounts together.
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05 May 2012   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
will it become windows 8 exclusive or there will be version for windows 7 too?

will windows live essentials software stop functioning?
I imagine the name will change with an update. No talk of discontinuing it.
Hard to say what will remain. I don't believe Windows Live Essentials will stop functioning for some time, but there is likely a death knell down the road with a complete move to the cloud. With Windows 7 still having a relative long life ahead, we should see Windows Live Essentials continuing for a while.

That said, following the branding change from Windows Live to Microsoft Apps, announced on the Building Windows 8 blog, concerns have been raised by bloggers who use Windows Live Writer.

There is no mention of Windows Live Writer either in the discussion of the changes or the table included in the announcement. If you are a blogger using Windows Live Writer, sign the petition and include your prefered solution number.
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Proposed Solutions

Solution number 1: Release a metro style app that behaves in the same way as live writer, including its plugin architecture.

Solution number 2: Make Live Writer open source, this way the community themselves can keep Live Writer going and keep it fresh. There are no tie-ins with Windows Live ID anymore so no security problems should exist. This solution also keeps alove the huge collection of plugins that have been written for Live Writer which is one of the huge plus points of the software
Go to Save Windows Live Writer.

(Article on Computerworld by Greg Keizer: Bloggers plead for Windows Live Writer's life)
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28 May 2012   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Who cares What it's called -- you can always connect to this stuff using any name you like -- just rename the application you connect with whatever service you want to something YOU understand (i.e give it an alias).

So if you want to connect with windows live xxxx just set an alias for your web browser of say "STOOPID.APP" -- and so long as the URL points to the correct target URL you never need to re-name the application on your computer whatever Ms calls it. Just click the "STOOPID.ADD" alias on your computer. !!

When Ms renames it just point the Alias to the new URL. Some applications probably will disappear but most will stay in some form or other.

I don't use them myself - preferring local apps on the PC but I can understand why some people like this stuff.

"Seemples !!!!".

Cheers
jimbo
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