Windows Live was a brand name used by Microsoft as an umbrella term to describe its cloud-based products, or software plus services products. It has been discontinued as a brand, although some of the applications and services still exist as part of Windows Essentials.Continue Reading
The Windows Live brand covered a range of products from Microsoft. This included:
These services were accessed by users primarily through browsers on desktop computers, or through mobile devices. It was launched in 2005 and rebranded the company's services which were formerly known as MSN.
The change in strategy which resulted in the phasing out of the Windows Live brand came about with the release of Windows 8. All of the services that were part of Windows Live became part of Windows 8 as standard. The phasing out process started in 2012, with most of the products and services remaining, albeit under different names.Learn more about Software