Windows Live Puts More Muscle Behind Its Developer Push
Microsoft is readying a new "Windows Live Dev" portal aimed at coders interested in building on top of the software vendor's Windows Live interfaces. Microsoft will launch a preview of the site next week.Microsoft is recruiting not only Windows Live beta testers, but developers as well. In order to attract the latter contingent, the company is readying a new Windows Live Dev portal. A preview of the site, http://dev.live.com, will be available the week of May 21, with a final version slated to launch in June, according to company officials. Microsoft has been slowly but steadily honing its Windows Live developer message over the past several months. At the Microsoft Mix 06 conference, company officials outlined Microsofts high-level strategy for getting developers to adopt
The new Live Dev site will be a one-stop shop for Microsoft and third-party developers looking to create new mash-ups and composite applications that include Windows Live elements.