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

03 May 2012   #1
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Just as you learned Windows Live name changes are here!

Microsoft must have had another rotation of top dogs again as once again names are being changed. Adios Windows Live. Hallo Microsoft Apps.

Good-bye Windows Live, Hello Microsoft Apps ~ Security Garden

She has condense down the info in a MS Win 8 blog. Their is a link to the Building Window 8 post.

Don't you just love managerial changes.


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03 May 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 
Microsoft to Retire Windows Live Brand Ahead of Windows 8 Launch

Quote:
Microsoft will retire the Windows Live brand as it gets ready to release what it describes as a more connected set of online consumer services with the launch of its Windows 8 operating system.

Its vision for a set of tightly woven services and desktop applications that Microsoft outlined when it unveiled Windows Live in 2005 hasn't been fully realized, the company said on Wednesday.

Right now, services like its Hotmail webmail service, SkyDrive storage service and Messenger IM service aren't as closely meshed as they should be with Windows Live desktop software like Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, nor with the Windows Live ID account service, Microsoft said in a blog post.
Source:
Microsoft to Retire Windows Live Brand Ahead of Windows 8 Launch | PCWorld Business Center

Read more at:
Cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone: Windows Live, reimagined - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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03 May 2012   #3
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

OH blooming heck! Not another name change...I am starting to get confused with all this, at this rate I wont know what i've got installed or not!

LOL!
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03 May 2012   #4
Trucidation

 

Can't they just call them Live Apps or something :s
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03 May 2012   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

ugh - there's that "reimagined' crap again.

It sounds so ... Apple PR chic.
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03 May 2012   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I can see the benefit of a single "Microsoft Account". The Live ID was a step forward and sure beat all the individual User Name and Password accounts that MS used to have for various services and support.

I'm still trying to figure out why I'm getting spam on a Hotmail/Live-ID that I've never used though.
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04 May 2012   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post

I'm still trying to figure out why I'm getting spam on a Hotmail/Live-ID that I've never used though.
Spambots shotgun approach
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04 May 2012   #8
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post

I'm still trying to figure out why I'm getting spam on a Hotmail/Live-ID that I've never used though.
Spambots shotgun approach
Wow, they're good...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
ugh - there's that "reimagined' crap again.

It sounds so ... Apple PR chic.
I think Microsoft needs to stop playing catch-up to Apple and start playing its own game. All that App sh-- is driving me nuts. Think of ways to make the laptop and PC better, not to compete in a tablet/phone market using laptops and PCs. shesh.

Quote:
It will also be possible to link the Microsoft Account with third-party online services, like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, in a way that a single list of contacts is maintained not only across Microsoft products but is also augmented by contacts from these other sites.
(Quote from website)
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. But I'm sure eventually I'll get used to it, and with the way things are going mentally for me right now, I'm sure I won't even remember there ever being a name change to begin with!
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04 May 2012   #9
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

will it become windows 8 exclusive or there will be version for windows 7 too?

will windows live essentials software stop functioning?
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04 May 2012   #10
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 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?
I imagine the name will change with an update. No talk of discontinuing it.
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