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,

ServiceWindows 8Windows PhoneWeb/HTML 5(live.com)API (dev.                live.com)Earlier Versions
AccountMicrosoft accountMicrosoft accountAccount.live.comOAUTHWindows Live ID, Passport
Storage/              DocsSkyDrive app, SkyDrive DesktopSkyDrive app, Office appSkyDrive.comREST, JSONFolderShare, Live Mesh, Windows Live Mesh
EmailMail appMail appHotmail.comEASWindows Live Mail, Outlook Express
CalendarCalendar appCalendar appCalendar.live.comEAS, RESTWindows Live Mail, Windows Calendar
ContactsPeople appPeople appPeople.live.comEAS, RESTWindows Contacts
MessagingMessaging appMessaging appIntegrated in Hotmail and SkyDriveXMPPMSN Messenger
Photos/ VideosPhotos app, Photo Gallery, Movie MakerPhotos app, Camera RollPhotos.live.comREST, 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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