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November 30, 2005

Fremont to beta this year, go live in 1H2006

Posted by David Hunter at 9:30 PM ET.

The phone of Garry Wiseman, MSN product unit manager, must have been ringing off the hook about Fremont. I linked one interview earlier, and in at least the third I have seen, Elizabeth Montalbano at InfoWorld got some dates as well as what appears to be the name of the service:

Garry Wiseman, MSN product unit manager for Microsoft, said the company hopes to release a test version of Windows Live Classifieds to the public in the next month, with the full service going live in the first half of next year.

More by following the link.

Filed under Online Services, Windows Live, Windows Live Expo

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2 Responses to “Fremont to beta this year, go live in 1H2006”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft expands Windows Live Expo beta Says:

    [...] Windows Live Expo (formerly codenamed “Fremont”) is Microsoft’s planned “social” classified ad service and it has been in internal beta testing for Microsoft employees only in preparation for a launch some time in the first half of this year. Now, the Windows Live Expo blog reports that the beta has been expanded: We’re very pleased to announce that today we are expanding our beta to include certain email groups from the Seattle area. In particular, we have opened up the service to the following organizations (besides Microsoft employees): [...]

  2. Fremont is now Windows Live Expo -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch spots the name change for Microsoft’s planned marketplace and social networking service and points to the beta site where you can sign up to participate. Expo seems to be slightly late since a beta had been promised in December with it going live in 1H2006. Filed under Technologies, Beta and CTP, Windows Live, Windows Live Expo, Social networking Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

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