Microsoft is — almost — ready to explain what Windows Live “the platform” looks like.
Last year at Microsoft’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie provided a very high-level (and tough-to-follow) outline of what Microsoft’s Live platform was going to look like. This year, Ozzie abandoned the 50,000-foot view in favor of a, perhaps, 25,000-foot view.
Ozzie told FAM attendees that Microsoft will be fleshing out its “Live services framework” over the next 12 to 18 months. That services framework will consist of four layers:
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