Microsoft Parental-Controls Service Goes to Public Beta

On August 30, Microsoft opened up the beta for its Windows Live parental-controls service (formerly code-named "Vegas"), that is now known as Windows Live OneCare Family Safety. (Whew. What a mouthful!) The reason for the cumbersome name? Over time, Family Safety will be integrated into Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare

On August 30, Microsoft opened up the beta for its Windows Live parental-controls service (formerly code-named "Vegas"), that is now known as Windows Live OneCare Family Safety. (Whew. What a mouthful!) The reason for the cumbersome name? Over time, Family Safety will be integrated into Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare backup and security service. As a result, n the not-too-distant future, there will be two tiers of OneCare: a free version and a paid version. The Live Family Safety service beta bits are available for download from the FSS site.