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Microsoft integrates Windows Live into Vista

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:26 am
by Andrew
Microsoft integrates Windows Live into Vista

Microsoft-Watch reports that newer Windows Vista builds, 5506 and up, include references to
Windows Live software by default in various locations throughout the OS. It is unknown yet if the
concerned products are installed with Vista or if it only contains download links to it.

The Welcome Center in Vista is the place where most references are found. In build 5506, it
contains icons for Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live OneCare, Windows Live Toolbar and
Windows Live Desktop Mail. Additionnally, the Start Menu apparently contains a Windows Live
Messenger icon.

Though this is only speculation, this may mean that Microsoft is finally removing Windows
Messenger from its Windows products, using instead Windows Live Messenger.

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