Thursday, November 13, 2008

Microsoft to Revamp Online Offerings - WSJ.com

I saw a preview of the new Windows Live services at a Windows 7 reviewers workshop a couple weeks ago; it’s a very compelling suite of tools and services

Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., will in the coming weeks revamp Windows Live, an online hub for its Hotmail, Messenger instant messaging, photo sharing and other communications services. Among the changes are new features that closely resemble features on Facebook, the popular social-networking site, that make it easier for users to keep tabs on the activities of friends on the Internet.

In another big change, Microsoft will make it easier than it has in the past for users to maintain a single list of online friends, from which they can address emails, send instant messages and view activity updates through the new Facebook-like "feed" feature that shows, for example, new photos that friends have posted online and short messages they've broadcast through Twitter.

Microsoft to Revamp Online Offerings - WSJ.com

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