Microsoft announces updates to make services easier to use
Microsoft is to launch its new Windows Live service aimed at providing one central programme to connect digital content from various platforms and websites providing an easier and simplified tool for users.
Microsoft has announced plans to update its Windows Live service to make email, photo sharing and instant messaging easier for web users.
The new service will see Microsoft collaborate with the likes of Flickr, LinkedIn, Pandora Media, Twitter and Photobucket, enabling the integration of activities on third-party sites from the one central feed.
Part of the new service includes Windows Live Essentials which consists of free downloadable software that simplifies and consolidates digital content that is normally scattered across various platforms such as PCs, mobile phones and multiple websites.
Chris Jones, the corporate vice president of Windows Live Experience Programme Management at Microsoft, said: “Our customers communicate through many unconnected Web services and want access to it all from a single location.”
Windows Live, he added, takes care of this by integrating multi-platform personal communication services.
Meanwhile, Microsoft competitor Google also announced plans today to make its service easier for web users by releasing a new starter guide.
People hoping to make the most of its search engine optimisation service to maximise their website’s performance will be able to consult a regularly updated guide produced by Google experts with current technical advice.