Microsoft finally started discussing next version of Windows Live platform “Today marks the point where we shift the focus from our current services to our next major release – known internally as Wave 4. While there’s a ton of great stuff to come, here we focus on following three key areas – especially how Essentials suite completes your Windows PC experience & connects your PC to services you use every day,” said Chris Jones.
- Windows Live Messenger is evolving beyond IM into a companion for social networks, so you can stay in touch easily with friends across many services you & they use. As we broaden Messenger's reach, we remain committed to ensuring that you’re in control of your privacy. From simple defaults that keep your private life private, to powerful controls customizing how you share.
- Hotmail - E-mail today is a lot more than plain text – it’s the way we get things done. It's where we conduct business, keep up with social networking updates, share photos, documents & links with friends and co-workers. Similarly, your “contact list” isn’t just people you send email anymore – it’s a long list of people you communicate with in social networks every day. We focus improvements in Hotmail on helping busy people get more done in email, in most efficient way possible. This means helping you quickly see mail that matters most, and letting easily sweep away mail that you don’t want. We’ll also make it simpler & easier to share through email, whether you're sharing & editing Office documents with co-workers, or sharing vacation photos with friends and family. and new logo
- Wave 4 of Windows Live Essentials includes “best tools” to organize photos, make movies, and keep in touch with friends, all designed for the power of Windows 7 PC with focus on connecting your PC to social networks, photo sharing services, phone, and other PCs – and help you keep things in sync across all the devices you use.