Windows Live: official launch of the first services

    The other day, several online services from the Windows Live bundle completed beta testing and were released in the first version. This is a Live Favorites bookmarking service and Windows Live Messenger Internet messenger. According to the Live Favorites development team, with the release of the first version, the online personal bookmarking service supports the following functions:

    * 11 languages ​​and the official announcement in 37 countries;
    * Bookmarklet for adding links to bookmarks with the click of a button from a browser;
    * distribution of bookmarks in folders and subfolders;
    * bookmark counter;
    * Simplified bookmarking in your collection.

    In addition, the interface of the Live Favorites website has been improved: it has become faster, now fully supports IE6, IE7 and Firefox, allows full or partial publication of your bookmarks in the public domain with one click. Many design improvements have appeared: adjusting column widths, sorting, different viewing modes, etc.

    Along with the refinement of the Live Favorites interface, a redesign of the main portal was also held . One of the new features was the ability to choose from five templates to quickly create your personal page. In addition, a bug has been fixed in determining the Opera browser.

    Another officially launched service was the Windows Live Messenger Internet messenger. The presentation of its localized versions took place simultaneously in several dozen countries of the world, including in Russia . He became the first product from the package of integrated online services Windows Live, which is officially introduced in Russia.

    Windows Live Messenger is the latest generation of the MSN Messenger service. The new software product includes improved voice and video functions, improved contact list management, file sharing and file sharing, improved security settings, integration with the communication services Windows Live Mail, MSN Hotmail, Windows Live Search and MSN Spaces. In addition, Windows Live Messenger has a number of entertainment features: games, animations and mood icons, individual dialog box settings. The program requires Windows XP and Macromedia Flash Player 7.0, a Microsoft passport or a Windows Live ID account.

    In the near future, the Windows Live Safety Center, a service designed to ensure stable operation of the computer, search and removal of viruses, as well as the Windows Live Mail mail service, is expected. The opening of the Live.Ru website (the Windows Live homepage) and the Windows Live Search search service are just around the corner.

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