More Windows Live Services in the Microsoft Pipeline
On Feb. 28, Microsoft announced the start of the U.S. beta of Windows Live Expo, its online classified service, code-named Fremont.
Earlier this month, Microsoft had
Microsoft also released to testers on Feb. 28 a technical preview of a new
The company unveiled on Feb. 28 another new Live service, known as Windows Live Desktop Mail, an e-mail client similar to Outlook Express that is optimized to work with Windows Live Mail and other Windows Live services.
Microsoft said it will begin offering in March a preview of the Live Mail Desktop service, which the company is describing as "a PC-based program that will create a central place for accessing e-mail from various Web-based e-mail accounts." Both subscription-based and free, ad-supported versions will be available.
There are other Windows Live services in the pipeline that Microsoft still has yet to discuss officially. Among these is
Family Safety Settings, for which testers received invites in February, are expected to be an outgrowth of the parental controls settings that are in Windows Vista.
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Editors Note: This story was updated to add additional information about Live Mail Desktop service.
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