Windows Live: The 50,000-Foot View
Q&A: Microsoft has been rolling out Windows Live services in a breakneck and seemingly haphazard way. Is there a method to Redmond's services madness? Windows Live Platform Group head Blake Irving says yes.When it comes to Windows Live, there are a lot more questions than there are answers (at least public ones). Is there any rhyme or reason as to what Microsoft is launching as an add-on service, versus a bundled feature? Is there any intentional order in the rollout of Windows Live services? When will these services move from beta to final status?
Since the Microsoft Live strategy rollout on November 1 last year, Microsoft has provided very little detail on the companys high-level thinking about Windows Live. In February, we had a chance to ask some of our many Windows Live questionsvia a one-way e-mail interview only, unfortunately of Blake Irving, corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform Group at Microsoft.