Brian Hall posted an exciting overview of Windows Live and how the pieces of Windows Live will fit together to give users a connected experience. He is sharing more details regarding the next “wave” of products and services coming for Windows Live designed to help keep your life in sync.
In September, we released a set of beta programs for your PC. These programs will come out of beta soon – they’re the Windows Live Essentials. We also started rolling out updates to Hotmail customers. Over the coming months, we’ll release additional updates, as well as many new programs and services that we’re launching for the PC, web, and mobile phone.
The Windows Live Team is working hard to ship the Windows Live Essentials out of Beta soon, and we’ll soon be releasing the final versions of Windows Live programs for your PC, known collectively as Windows Live Essentials. The Essentials include Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Toolbar, and Family Safety.
On the web, we’ll be updating Hotmail, Spaces, Calendar, SkyDrive, and Windows Live Home – your dashboard to what is happening across Windows Live. We’re also introducing new profile, groups, and photos experiences on the web.
For your mobile phone, we’ll be adding new web experiences available on any phone with a browser, and new SMS (text message) experiences – these will include the ability to easily upload and share photos, manage your e-mail and calendar, and send and receive updates from people in your network, all from your mobile phone.
There’s a lot here, so let me show you a few videos that give you a real sense of the new products: