HOME
The Info List - Windows Live



--- Advertisement ---


(i)

WINDOWS LIVE is a discontinued brand-name for a set of web services and software products from Microsoft
Microsoft
as part of their software plus services platform. It has been superseded by a product branded Office 365 . Chief components under the brand name include web services (all of which are exposed through corresponding web apps ), several computer programs that interact with the services, and specialized web services for mobile devices .

According to Microsoft, Windows
Windows
Live "is a way to extend the Windows user experience ". As such, Windows Vista
Windows Vista
's welcome screen provides a link to download Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
or to subscribe to Windows Live OneCare . Also, Windows Mail , Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker were not offered with Windows 7
Windows 7
and became an exclusive part of Windows
Windows
Live. Microsoft
Microsoft
announced that Windows 8
Windows 8
would see Windows
Windows
Live apps included right out-of-the-box , and would include built-in synchronization technologies powered by OneDrive (then SkyDrive). The Windows
Windows
Live brand was phased out during August 2012, when Microsoft
Microsoft
released Windows 8
Windows 8
to manufacturing . Active Windows Live services remained active but were gradually renamed.

In addition to Windows
Windows
Live, which is mainly aimed at individuals, Microsoft
Microsoft
brands other properties as "Live ", including:

* Xbox LIVE
Xbox LIVE
(a multiplayer gaming and content-delivery system for Xbox
Xbox
) * Games for Windows - LIVE (multiplayer gaming service for Microsoft Windows
Windows
) * Office Live . Office Live merged into Windows
Windows
Live during the Wave 4 update. Microsoft
Microsoft
merged Office Live into the Windows
Windows
Live team in January 2009.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Services

* 2.1 Online services

* 2.2 Mobile services

* 2.2.1 Windows Phone
Windows Phone
* 2.2.2 iOS * 2.2.3 Feature phone
Feature phone

* 2.3 Search services * 2.4 Developer services

* 3 Software
Software
* 4 Discontinued services * 5 Windows
Windows
Live Butterfly

* 6 User interface

* 6.1 Blue Vapor/Flair * 6.2 Wave 2 * 6.3 Wave 3 * 6.4 Wave 4 * 6.5 Wave 5

* 7 Renamed services * 8 References

HISTORY

Windows
Windows
Live was first announced on November 1, 2005. In its initial release, several Windows
Windows
Live properties were rebranded and enhanced from Microsoft's MSN
MSN
set of products and services. However, MSN
MSN
still exists alongside Windows
Windows
Live as a means of delivering content (as opposed to customized content and communications). In May 2012 Microsoft
Microsoft
began renaming Windows
Windows
Live services, partly in anticipation of Windows
Windows
8, which integrates many of the Windows
Windows
Live products and services into the operating system.

SERVICES

ONLINE SERVICES

The following services were once part of Windows
Windows
Live but are still online even though the brand name is dropped.

NAME LATER RENAMED TO WEBSITE DESCRIPTION

CALENDAR Outlook Calendar ( Outlook.com ) calendar.live.com Calendaring web app that allow users to organize appointments, schedule meetings, set reminders, and share their calendar events.

HOTMAIL Outlook.com outlook.com Free webmail service using AJAX
AJAX
technology

ID Microsoft
Microsoft
account account.live.com Provides single sign-on service, allowing users to log into various Microsoft
Microsoft
products and services with the same credentials. Users can manage their accounts and link multiple IDs together using this service.

LIVE@EDU Office 365 for Education outlook.office365.com Hosted email service for academic institutions.

SEARCH Bing bing.com Microsoft
Microsoft
search engine and advertisement platform.

PEOPLE People ( Outlook.com ) people.live.com An address book service, which allows users to keep track and synchronize their contact's information. Allow users to add contacts from other social networks including Facebook
Facebook
, Twitter
Twitter
, LinkedIn
LinkedIn
, Google
Google
, Flickr
Flickr
and soon Sina Weibo and Skype
Skype
to their Microsoft account.

PROFILE N/A profile.live.com Allow users to manage their profile information and displays information about the particular user, their recent activities, and their relationship with other Windows
Windows
Live users.

OFFICE Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps
, Office Online office.com Free-to-use web app versions of Microsoft
Microsoft
Word , Excel , PowerPoint and OneNote
OneNote
.

SKYDRIVE OneDrive onedrive.com foldershare.com Password-protected file hosting service . Enables file sharing and content synchronization . Can preview images, Microsoft
Microsoft
Office documents and ZIP files . Integrates tightly with Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps
and Outlook.com to serve as an online storage for their needs.

SERVICE STATUS Office 365 service status portal.office.com/servicestatus A diagnostics web page that Microsoft
Microsoft
uses to announce the status of its online services. It gathers a status history.

MOBILE SERVICES

Windows
Windows
Phone

Main article: My Windows Phone

MY WINDOWS PHONE is a free online companion service for Windows
Windows
Phone mobile devices that provides users with a free mobile phone back-up solution by wirelessly synchronizing contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and OneNote
OneNote
notebooks with a password-protected online portal. Users can access and manage their information stored on their Windows Phone devices via the online portal using their Microsoft
Microsoft
account , as well as accessing a set of features for remotely ringing, locking, mapping, and erasing their lost phones. This service integrates tightly with other Windows
Windows
Live services including People , Calendar , and SkyDrive .

iOS

Main article: Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
Mobile

Microsoft
Microsoft
released a Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
application on the iOS App Store , which allows users on mobile devices running the iOS to communicate with their contacts via the Microsoft
Microsoft
Messenger service . In addition to the instant messaging functionalities, the application also allows users to view their Messenger social feed, view their friends' Profile 's, and integrate with Hotmail
Hotmail
and Photos .

Feature Phone

Windows
Windows
Live also provides customised services specifically created for feature phones . It is offered via three channels — through Client-based (for Windows Mobile and other supported mobile devices such as Nokia
Nokia
phones), Web-based (for WAP or GPRS
GPRS
-enabled mobile web browsers), or SMS
SMS
-based services.

MOBILE SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH EXCHANGE ACTIVESYNC SUPPORT? DESCRIPTION STATUS

CLIENT WEB SMS

Calendar Mobile

Yes Yes Yes Web-based version of Calendar designed for mobile devices to view, schedule and manage calendar appointments and events. SMS
SMS
service for users to query today and tomorrow's appointments in their calendar Final

People Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Web-based version of People designed for mobile devices for access to contact information. Client-based version allows integration of the contact list with the mobile device's address book. Also allow users to query contact information via SMS Final

Windows Live Groups Mobile

Yes

Web-based version of Windows Live Groups designed for mobile devices Final

Outlook.com Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Web- and client-based version of Outlook.com that targets mobile devices, and allow new email alerts via SMS Final

Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
Mobile Yes Yes Yes

Web- and client-based version of Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
that is designed for mobile devices, and allow users to send instant messages via SMS Final

Windows Live Profile Mobile

Yes

View and update user's own Windows Live Profile information using a mobile device Final

Microsoft
Microsoft
SkyDrive Mobile Yes Yes

Web-based version of SkyDrive designed for mobile devices for accessing documents stored on the cloud. Client-based version allows upload of photos directly from a mobile phone camera. Final

SEARCH SERVICES

Main article: Bing (search engine)
Bing (search engine)

BING, a replacement of the search engine Live Search, was originally named WINDOWS LIVE SEARCH (and MSN
MSN
Search prior to that) and was once part of the Windows
Windows
Live family of services. Windows Live Search once occupied the homepage of Live.com, the domain for all Windows
Windows
Live services. However, on March 21, 2007, Microsoft
Microsoft
decided to separate its search developments from its Windows
Windows
Live services family, forming part of the Live Search and Ad Platform. As part of this reorganization, the new search brand, Live Search, was consolidated with Microsoft
Microsoft
adCenter , a part of Microsoft's Platform and Systems division. However, Microsoft
Microsoft
recognised that there was a brand issue as the word "Live" continued to remain in the brand. As an effort to create a new identity for Microsoft's search services, on June 3, 2009, Live Search was officially rebranded as Bing .

DEVELOPER SERVICES

Main article: Live Connect

LIVE CONNECT is a collection of APIs and common controls that allow developers to have a deeper control and offers access to the core Windows
Windows
Live services and data through open and easily accessible application programming interfaces (APIs). Live Connect is built on standard web technologies such as OAuth 2.0, Representational State Transfer (REST), and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and is designed to work with any technology or device. Live Connect unites the previously separate APIs of Windows
Windows
Live into a single API that is based on industry standards and specifications.

SOFTWARE

Microsoft
Microsoft
has released several computer programs with " Windows
Windows
Live" brand, a summary of which is included below. All except Windows
Windows
Live OneCare are freeware and published in a software suite called Windows Essentials (formerly Windows
Windows
Live Essentials). Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, within Windows
Windows
, and with other Windows
Windows
Live services such as OneDrive and Outlook.com . Windows Live OneCare on the other hand, was a commercial consumers utility marketed with a software as a service licensing model.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION FATE

FAMILY SAFETY Parental controls similar to Windows Vista
Windows Vista
's Family Safety feature Integrated into Windows 8
Windows 8
and later

MAIL Desktop mail and calendar client designed to succeed Outlook Express on Windows
Windows
XP and Windows Mail on Windows
Windows
Vista, with full RSS support Integrated into Windows 8
Windows 8
and later

MOVIE MAKER A video editing program for consumers Discontinued

MESSENGER Instant messaging
Instant messaging
app Replaced by Skype
Skype

MESSENGER COMPANION An add-in for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
that allows users to share a webpage with their friends on Windows
Windows
Live, see links to webpages the user's friends have shared and comment on these shared pages. Discontinued

ONECARE A suite of computer security programs with antivirus program , backup utility , and a personal firewall . Discontinued; functionality is partially offered by Microsoft Security Essentials , Windows
Windows
Defender , System Center Endpoint Protection , Windows
Windows
Backup and Windows
Windows
Firewall .

TOOLBAR A toolbar plug-in for Windows
Windows
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
, which allows quick access to a user's Windows
Windows
Live Spaces , Hotmail
Hotmail
, Favorites and Live Search from a button on the toolbar. Replaced by Bing Desktop
Bing Desktop
and Bing Bar

PHOTO GALLERY Image organizer that makes posting photos to SkyDrive and Facebook easier Discontinued; functionality is partially offered by Photos app in Windows
Windows
10 , and OneDrive app.

WRITER Desktop blog publishing tool that can publish to popular blogging services and make use of SkyDrive for photo storage. Discontinued; open sourced as Open Live Writer in late 2015.

DISCONTINUED SERVICES

NAME DESCRIPTION REPLACED BY DISCONTINUED DATE

ADMIN CENTER Enabled users with domain names to change their domain MX record(s) (mail server records) so that all features of Outlook.com will be available on their own domain names. Microsoft
Microsoft
Office 365 10 April 2014

AGENTS Interactive chatterbots through Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
that allowed users to get more information about specific topics. N/A 30 June 2009

ALERTS Sent information updates to the user's email inbox, mobile device or Messenger. N/A 30 September 2010

BARCODE 2D barcodes that can be used to store information or link to the mobile web. Microsoft
Microsoft
Tag Never launched

CALL Allowed users to make PC-to-PC and PC-to-Phone voice and video calls . Skype
Skype
1 June 2010

DEVICES An online device management service that allowed users to centrally access and manage the synchronisation of files stored on their computers and mobile devices. Also allowed users to remotely access their computers from the internet via their web browser. Integration into OneDrive ?

EVENTS Enables managing and planning different types of events and share them with others using Calendar , Spaces and Alerts . Windows Live Groups (now discontinued) Calendar 3 September 2009

EXPO Allowed users to post online classifieds and search for listings posted by other users. N/A 31 July 2008

FAVORITES Synchronized the user's favorites between computers and allows for the sharing of favorites. OneDrive 14 April 2009

FRAMEIT Extended the functionality of digital photo frame devices, allowing users to customise the content delivery from multiple sources such as RSS feeds. N/A 15 December 2010

GALLERY A center for collections of developers' add-ons for Windows
Windows
Live Messenger , Photo Gallery , Movie Maker , Writer , Toolbar , Spaces , and Live.com, as well as Windows 7
Windows 7
and Windows Vista
Windows Vista
Sidebar and SideShow gadgets. Windows
Windows
Live Plug-ins (Discontinued) 1 October 2011

GROUPS Enabled users to create their social groups for sharing, discussion and coordination. Integration into OneDrive ?

HOME Provided a central location to access Windows
Windows
Live services, monitor status information, and navigate to other Windows
Windows
Live sites and services. N/A 18 February 2013

HELP COMMUNITY Collection of forums and message boards that allowed communication with other users of Windows
Windows
Live products. Microsoft
Microsoft
Answers 6 June 2008

MESH File sharing
File sharing
and synchronization service based on FolderShare and Live Mesh technologies. Supported PC-to-PC and PC-to-Cloud synchronisation, and synchronisation of program settings such as Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
and Microsoft
Microsoft
Office between multiple computers. Also allowed users to remotely access their computers via the internet. OneDrive 2012

OFFICE LIVE WORKSPACE Offered 5GB of storage space for storing Microsoft
Microsoft
Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook documents and lists online and sharing them with others. Office Live Workspace did not offer collaboration or editing capabilities however. Office Online 21 January 2011

ONECARE SAFETY SCANNER Free PC scanning and health service to help delete viruses and other threats. Included a registry cleaner , disk cleaner and defragmenter , network open port scanner, and comprehensive virus and spyware scanner. Microsoft
Microsoft
Safety Scanner 15 April 2011

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE An all-in-one home page featuring a customisable RSS aggregator, gadgets and search tools. My MSN 30 March 2010

PLUG-INS A central repository for collections of developer plug-ins for Windows Photo Gallery , Windows Movie Maker , and Windows
Windows
Live Writer . N/A ?

QNA A question and answer service which allowed users to ask questions, tag them according to topic, and gain points and reputation for answering other users' questions. MSN
MSN
QnA (now discontinued) 21 May 2009

SEARCH CENTER A desktop search program which provided a unified local and remote indexed search from a unified interface. Windows
Windows
Search 4 (now part of Windows Vista
Windows Vista
and Windows 7
Windows 7
) 12 December 2006

SHOPPING An online shopping comparison website which allowed users to compare items and prices of over 40 million products from more than 7000 online stores. Bing Shopping (now discontinued) 20 February 2007

SPACES A blog and social networking service which allowed users to create personalized blogs, add friends, and upload photos. Migration to WordPress or Sina blogs in China 16 March 2011

SYNC AND LIVE MESH File synchronization which allowed files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other or with the cloud storage on the web. Live Mesh also enabled remote desktop access via the internet using a web browser. OneDrive 31 March 2011

TV An additional program for Windows
Windows
Media Center which provided access to Windows
Windows
Live Spaces , Messenger , and Call on large-screen monitors or TVs. N/A 24 June 2008

VIDEO MESSAGES Combined digital video with e-mail into a service that allowed all webcam users to create, send, and receive video messages to anyone in their contact list, even when they are offline. Skype
Skype
21 July 2010

WEB MESSENGER Online version of Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
which allowed users to talk online and in real-time with others from within a web browser. Integration into all services 30 October 2008

WIFI CENTER Allowed users to search for wireless networks that are available and displays information about them. N/A 16 February 2007

WIFI HOTSPOT LOCATOR A website which allowed users to locate wireless internet hotspots worldwide and view their positions on a map using Bing Maps
Bing Maps
. MSN
MSN
WiFi Hotspots (now discontinued) 16 February 2007

WINDOWS LIVE BUTTERFLY

The WINDOWS LIVE BUTTERFLY awards program (formerly the MSN
MSN
BUTTERFLY program) was a program whose members were given the benefit of new Microsoft
Microsoft
software to test before the beta releases went public and they were in direct contact with the program managers for Windows
Windows
Live products.

Microsoft
Microsoft
had initiated the Windows
Windows
Live Butterfly program in order to recognize the contributions made by exemplary beta testers. Prospective 'butterflies' were selected by the Windows
Windows
Live product team and were nominated for a term of one year, after which they could be renominated.

The Windows
Windows
Live Butterfly program was closed in June 2009.

USER INTERFACE

All Windows
Windows
Live websites sport a common theme. Different themes have been used on the sites with each phase of product release, called "Waves." Each Wave has a set of online services and desktop programs ( Windows Essentials
Windows Essentials
). The web services are labelled by each Wave, for example, Hotmail
Hotmail
Wave 4. The programs from Windows Essentials
Windows Essentials
are usually called by a year number, for example, Windows
Windows
Live Messenger 2011.

BLUE VAPOR/FLAIR

The Windows
Windows
Live Flair header

Most original Windows
Windows
Live applications and services used a visual theme known as Blue Vapor or Flair. This theme no longer exists on any of the current Windows
Windows
Live properties.

WAVE 2

Windows
Windows
Live 2.0 header

With the public beta release of the Windows
Windows
Live Wave 2 Suite ("Wave" refers to the group or wave of products to be released), a new visual theme was released to enable the Aero transparency effect in Windows Vista
Windows Vista
. This theme no longer exists on any of the current Windows
Windows
Live properties.

WAVE 3

Windows
Windows
Live 3.0 header

Microsoft
Microsoft
released a set of new themes for their Windows
Windows
Live Wave 3 services, which allows users to customize their pages on Windows
Windows
Live using a set of pre-selected background pictures. Several of these themes are dynamic and change according to the time of day and the current weather condition of the user. This theme remains in use on sites such as Windows
Windows
Live Admin Center .

WAVE 4

Windows
Windows
Live Wave 4 header

In addition to the themes provided in Windows
Windows
Live Wave 3, the release of Windows
Windows
Live Wave 4 provided additional themes for users to customise their pages on Windows
Windows
Live, with several dynamic themes that changes according to the time of day and weather conditions at the user's location. Several of these newly added themes are similar to wallpapers originating from Windows 7
Windows 7
. In addition, the Windows Live Wave 4 header features a reorganised dynamic navigation menu that displays the number of the user's current online contacts and the number of unread e-mails, as well as an in-built Windows
Windows
Live Web Messenger service allowing users to connect to the Microsoft
Microsoft
Messenger service and Facebook
Facebook
chat service to chat with their online contacts while browsing any Windows
Windows
Live properties using a web browser. This theme remains in use on sites such as Family Safety .

WAVE 5

Windows
Windows
Live Wave 5 header

All Windows
Windows
Live apps for Windows 8
Windows 8
are designed with a Metro-style user interface. All web services also feature a new Metro-style user interface and stop using " Windows
Windows
Live" in their names. The UI's header contains a pull-down element with allow users to easily switch to Outlook.com , People , Calendar , and OneDrive . The header's color also changes depending on the web service the user is using, with the exception of Outlook.com which allow users to customize the header's color according to their preference. The new interface also has an in-built Messaging sidebar that allow users to view presence of, instant message, audio call and video call their contacts on Messenger , Facebook
Facebook
chat, as well as Skype
Skype
.

In February 2014, Wave 5 services and Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps
were consolidated and rebranded as Office Online .

RENAMED SERVICES

The Windows
Windows
Live services are renamed as listed:

SERVICE TYPE SERVICE NAME PREVIOUS NAME WEBSITE DESKTOP APP METRO-STYLE APP WINDOWS PHONE APP

SEARCH Bing Search bing.com Bing Toolbar , Bing Desktop
Bing Desktop
Bing Bing Mobile

ACCOUNT Microsoft
Microsoft
account ID, Passport account.live.com N/A Integrated into Windows
Windows
8 Microsoft
Microsoft
account

STORAGE OneDrive FolderShare, Mesh, SkyDrive onedrive.com OneDrive (Integrated into Windows
Windows
8.1) OneDrive OneDrive, Office Mobile

EMAIL Outlook.com Hotmail outlook.com Outlook Express , Windows Mail , Live Mail , Outlook Mail Mail

CONTACTS People Contacts people.live.com Live Mail , Outlook 2013 and later People People Mobile

WEB-BASED CHAT Integrated into all services Web Messenger N/A N/A N/A N/A

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS Integrated into OneDrive Photos N/A Photo Gallery , Movie Maker Photos Photos, Camera Roll

REFERENCES

* ^ " Windows
Windows
Live Wave 3 Reviewers Guide" (PDF). News Center. Microsoft
Microsoft
. 2008-11-12. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2010. Retrieved 2008-11-16. * ^ Thurrott, Paul (2006-01-18). " Windows
Windows
Live Preview". SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media . Retrieved 2007-06-17. * ^ "The Complete Windows
Windows
Experience – Windows 7
Windows 7
+ Windows
Windows
Live". The Windows
Windows
Blog. Microsoft
Microsoft
. 28 October 2008. * ^ " Windows 8
Windows 8
Developer Preview Guide" (PDF). Download Center. Microsoft. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-09-20. * ^ A B " Microsoft
Microsoft
Previews New Windows
Windows
Live and Office Live Services". News Center. Microsoft
Microsoft
. 1 November 2005. * ^ "Looking ahead and bringing you even more". Office Live Workspace Team Blog. Microsoft
Microsoft
. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-01-24. * ^ Stross, Randall (May 27, 2012). "Goodbye to Windows
Windows
Live (and Whatever It Meant)". New York Times
New York Times
. * ^ "Status history". Microsoft
Microsoft
. Retrieved 6 November 2014. * ^ Woodman, Aaron (13 July 2010). " Windows Phone
Windows Phone
7 – Getting Connected". Blogging Windows. Microsoft
Microsoft
. * ^ " Windows
Windows
Live for mobile Wave 3 – take your social life on the go". LiveSide.net. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-11-16. * ^ Foley, Mary Jo (21 March 2007). " Microsoft
Microsoft
severs Live Search from the rest of the Windows
Windows
Live family". ZDNet . CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive
. * ^ "Keynote with Kevin Johnson at Microsoft". seroundtable.com. * ^ Singel, Ryan (2009-05-28). "Hands On With Microsoft\'s New Search Engine: Bing, But No Boom". Wired . Condé Nast
Condé Nast
. * ^ Foley, Mary Jo (25 August 2006). " Microsoft
Microsoft
Seeks Testers for \' Windows
Windows
Live Essentials\'". eWeek . Quinstreet . * ^ A B C "Cloud services for Windows 8
Windows 8
and Windows
Windows
Phone: Windows Live, reimagined". Building Windows
Windows
8. Microsoft
Microsoft
. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2013-06-15. * ^ plugins.live.com/developer/information * ^ Excerpt of Windows
Windows
Live Butterfly acceptance e-mail from Windows
Windows
Live Beta Team Archived January 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ " Windows
Windows
Live 2.0 Release Notes". Microsoft. Retrieved 2008-06-06. * ^ "The Death of Flair — Windows
Windows
Live\'s New Look". LiveSide.net. 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2008-11-16. * ^ " Windows
Windows
Live Wave 3: New Header UI". LiveSide.net. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-06. * ^ "Recapping the rumors: what we "know" about Wave 4". LiveSide.net. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-27. * ^ "More information about Windows
Windows
Live Wave 4’s dynamic header". LiveSide.net. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2010-01-27. * ^ "A new wave, a new look: First look at the Windows
Windows
Live Wave 4 header". LiveSide.net. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-27. * ^ Jones, Chris. "A preview of Windows
Windows
Live for Windows
Windows
8". Inside Windows
Windows
Live. Microsoft
Microsoft
. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. * ^ "Meet Office Online, Microsoft\'s slightly tweaked Office Web Apps replacement". PC World
PC World
. Retrieved 20 February 2014. * ^ "Bing (search engine)". Windows
Windows
Store. Microsoft
Microsoft
. Retrieved 1 November 2014.

* v * t * e

Windows
Windows
Live

WEB SERVICES

* Calendar * Microsoft
Microsoft
account

* OneDrive

* Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps

* Outlook.com * People * Profile

MOBILE SERVICES

* My Windows Phone * Messenger Mobile

DEVELOPER SERVICES

* Live Connect

DISCONTINUED

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

* Essentials

* Family Safety * Mail * Movie Maker * Photo Gallery * Writer * Messenger

* Admin Center * Agents * Alerts * Barcode * Call * Groups * Devices * Events * Expo * Favorites * FrameIt * Gallery * Home * Mesh

* OneCare

* Safety Scanner

* Personalized Experience * QnA * Search Center * Shopping * Spaces * Toolbar * TV * Video Messages * Web Messenger * WiFi Center ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

* t * e

Azure Services Platform

WINFABRIC LAYER

* Microsoft
Microsoft
Azure

APPFABRIC LAYER

* Caching Service

SERVICES LAYER

* Live Services

* Live Mesh

* SQL Services * .NET Services * SharePoint Services * Dynamics CRM Services

ONLINE APPLICATIONS

* Azure AD Connect * Hohm * Microsoft
Microsoft
Dynamics CRM Online * Microsoft
Microsoft
Exchange Online * Microsoft
Microsoft
SharePoint Online * Office Live * Windows
Windows
Live

* v * t * e

Microsoft
Microsoft

* History * Outline

PEOPLE

FOUNDERS

* Bill Gates
Bill Gates
* Paul Allen
Paul Allen

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* John W. Thompson (Chairman) * Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
(CEO) * Dina Dublon * Maria Klawe * David Marquardt
David Marquardt
* Charles Noski * Helmut Panke * Mason Morfit * John W. Stanton

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

* Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
(CEO) * Scott Guthrie
Scott Guthrie
* Amy Hood (CFO) * Terry Myerson * Harry Shum * Phil Spencer

CORPORATE VPS

* Gabe Aul (VP) * Joe Belfiore
Joe Belfiore
* Richard Rashid (SVP)

DIVISIONS

* Engineering groups

* Mobile * Skype
Skype
unit

* Digital Crimes Unit * Garage * Press * Research * Studios * .NET Foundation * Outercurve Foundation
Outercurve Foundation

ESTATES

* Microsoft
Microsoft
Redmond campus * Microsoft
Microsoft
Talo * Microsoft
Microsoft
Algeria * Microsoft
Microsoft
Egypt * Microsoft
Microsoft
India * Microsoft
Microsoft
Japan

PRODUCT FAMILIES

* Operating systems

* Windows
Windows

* Software
Software

* Office * Servers * Visual Studio

* Hardware

* HoloLens * Surface * Xbox
Xbox

WEB PROPERTIES

* Bing * Channel 9 * CodePlex * Developer Network * MSN
MSN
* Mixer * Office.com * OneDrive * Outlook.com * TechNet * Windows
Windows
Store

CONFERENCES

* Build * MIX * PDC * TechEd * WinHEC * Inspire

CRITICISM

* Bundling of Microsoft
Microsoft
Windows
Windows
* Clippy * iLoo * Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
* Microsoft
Microsoft
Bob * _ NSAKEY

* Windows
Windows

* ME * XP * Vista * 10

LITIGATION

* Alcatel-Lucent v. Microsoft
Microsoft
* Apple v. Microsoft
Microsoft
* European Union Microsoft
Microsoft
competition case * Microsoft
Microsoft
v. Lindows * Microsoft
Microsoft
vs. MikeRoweSoft * Microsoft
Microsoft
v. Shah * United States v. Microsoft
Microsoft

ACQUISITIONS

* 6Wunderkinder * Altamira Software
Software
* AltspaceVR * aQuantive * Azyxxi * The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks * Beam * Bungie
Bungie
* Calista Technologies * Colloquis * Connectix * Consumers Software
Software
* Danger * Farecast * FASA Studio * Fast Search position: absolute;" /> Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Windows_Live additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization.

* Privacy policy * About * Disclaimers * Contact * Developers * C