The Windows Live brand is set to be killed off with the release of Windows 8 according to Microsoft. Live services such as Hotmail and Messenger for example were designed to only be updated via a cloud service rather than actually used remotely. Microsoft’s new strategy is to make everything a seamless experience. This will enable users to use certain services across various platforms such as Windows Phones, PC and possibly Xbox consoles.
Windows Live Group Vice President,Chris Jones, explained that everything is included when you boot up your PC for the first time. Jones said, “There will be no separate brand for Microsoft customers to think about or a separate service for them to install.” Over the next few months, Microsoft customers will be able to receive a Microsoft account, which allows them access to selected services and software. This will enable sharing of services and information across different devices and programmes.