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December 11, 2008

Windows Live services for mobile get a makeover

Posted by David Hunter at 12:39 PM ET.

The details of the today’s makeover of Windows Live services for mobile are revealed by Microsoft’s Keith Senzel and Martin Krupicka at the Windows Live team blog:

Great news! We are now live with our new and updated Windows Live services for mobile. Go to from your mobile phone’s web browser and check it out. There are a lot of new features and services that weren’t even available for our beta users. We’re really excited about these new mobile experiences!

The new and updated mobile web services include Windows Live Home, Photos, Profile, People, and Spaces. These complement our existing mobile services, like Hotmail and Messenger. (An update to Hotmail for mobile web is on its way in the coming months – check this blog for more mobile news as it becomes available). With this release, we are extending even more of Windows Live to mobile devices, but with a mobile twist. To get started, all you need is a phone with a browser and a data plan. Using these services doesn’t require a download – all you do is go to the new Windows Live website at

There are more details by following the link and you can also hit the Mobile Live web site with your PC browser for more information before you try it with your cell phone.

One final word on Microsoft’s confused branding – these enhancements are not limited to Windows Mobile phones (that would be Windows Live for Windows Mobile). Here’s the skinny on how to get the underlying Windows Live mobile application for various phones from a Microsoft comment to the above blog post:

Filed under Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live for Windows Mobile, Windows Live services for mobile

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