Microsoft Details Cloud Services For Windows 8 & Windows Phone, Windows Live Brand Going Away

Today at Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft detailed the cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Microsoft announced that there are 500 million people using Windows Live services every month and it didn’t meet their own expectations in they way the services should work. So Microsoft decided to re-imagine the services around their screens starting from re-branding. First of all, Windows Live brand is going away. And now Microsoft Account is the ID you use across Microsoft platforms. The following table explains all,

Service Windows 8 Windows Phone Web/HTML 5( API (dev.       Earlier Versions
Account Microsoft account Microsoft account OAUTH Windows Live ID, Passport
Storage/              Docs SkyDrive app, SkyDrive Desktop SkyDrive app, Office app REST, JSON FolderShare, Live Mesh, Windows Live Mesh
Email Mail app Mail app EAS Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express
Calendar Calendar app Calendar app EAS, REST Windows Live Mail, Windows Calendar
Contacts People app People app EAS, REST Windows Contacts
Messaging Messaging app Messaging app Integrated in Hotmail and SkyDrive XMPP MSN Messenger
Photos/ Videos Photos app, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker Photos app, Camera Roll REST, JSON (via SkyDrive) Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker

Read more at the source link below.

Source: B8 blog

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