Microsoft Readies Live Services Platform

Microsoft has said that getting third-party developers to build their own applications on top of its Web services will help push its Windows Live initiative over the top. So far, however, despite some interesting applications mashups, the Live community has been a little murky on the details. Microsoft's MIX07 developers and designers conference, coming up […]

Microsoft has said that getting third-party developers to build their own applications on top of its Web services will help push its Windows Live initiative over the top. So far, however, despite some interesting applications mashups, the Live community has been a little murky on the details.

Microsoft's MIX07 developers and designers conference, coming up at the end of April in Las Vegas, promises to be the venue where the company reveals more of its plans to make Windows Live into a bona fide "platform" for third-party developers. Now we're hearing the first hints of what Microsoft has in store.

"The fragmentation of the Web is a major source of dissatisfaction today...our vision is [to provide] a one stop shop," says Adam Sohn, director of worldwide sales and marketing in Microsoft's online services group.

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