Will Microsofts Windows Live Relaunch Fizzle?
Although you wouldnt know it without the diligent research from the folks over at LiveSide.Net, Microsoft has launched more than 18 Windows Live services, which are currently in various stages of test/final deployments.
You might know that Microsoft is spending money hand over fist in excess of $500 million in fiscal 2007 aloneon
And if you are a Windows Live watcher, youd most definitely know that there have been more than a few problems with Microsofts Windows Live campaign from the outset.
Microsoft has not issued any kind of publicly articulated roadmap, detailing what kinds of services have been and will be rolled out when. There still is no a single place where information on all (not just a few) of the Windows Live services resides. Ninety-nine percent of the time, Microsofts Windows Live moves have looked Google-reactive instead of user-proactive.
At the risk of sounding like Vista tester Chris Pirillo, who has come up with two lists consisting of more than 100 Vista problems that Microsoft needs to fix before the product ships, well stop there.
With that introduction, what is Microsoft likely to do at TechEd around Windows Live, and will it be enough?
The fact that Ray Ozzie, the grand architect of Microsofts Live strategy, is on tap to kick off the TechEd on Sunday night says to us that Microsoft is going to talk about more than just Windows Live programming interfaces during its annual developer/IT pro event.
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