Windows Live Wave 3: Microsoft Hangs 10

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Windows Live Wave 3 introduced a radically redesigned home page, which is Facebook-like in how it provides information about friends in the user's network or groups. A navigation banner is consistent across most services. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Windows Live Hotmail has a fresh new look. Microsoft has greatly improved features for e-mailing photos; Microsoft research found that e-mail and instant messaging are how most people share pictures. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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The new Profile page provides a consolidated view of personal and friends' activities. It's communications central. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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New feature Web Activities pulls information from feeds into Windows Live home and profile pages. While Microsoft plans on Windows Live being a companion to Facebook and MySpace, feeds aren't yet available for these services. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Microsoft has enhanced Windows Live Calendar and also Windows Live Contacts (not shown). Calendar is also available from a link on the home page banner bar. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Windows Live Events lets people publicize goings-on to people in their network or groups. The feature taps into other Live services, such as maps. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Windows Live Groups, another new feature, makes available core features, such as calendars and file storage, to groups of 20 or fewer people. Group participants can share and collaborate. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Windows Live SkyDrive offers more storage (25GB, up from 5GB) and better integration across other Microsoft cloud consumer services. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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The Photos feature is a catch-up service for Microsoft. The company now treats photo sharing with the respect it deserves as a social networking activity. New features include the ability to associate tags with people in photos. (Image: Courtesy of Microsoft.)

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Windows Live Spaces carries over some vestiges of Windows-centricity. The service doesn't yet share the same look and feel as its sibling products or as tight integration among them. (Image: Joe Wilcox, Microsoft-Watch.com)

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