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#1 Tiago André

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:02

My English is not the best, but I have some news to share with you the Neowin.

This week to share a news site WinBrasil on my Facebook profile, a member known as Marcelo Bing commented revealing unique information about Microsoft's plans.
The news talks about shared Microsoft's decision to discontinue the integration between Windows Live and MySpace. However, the user Marcelo Bing said the publication in a few words saying "will no longer exist Windows Live." When asking for more details on the subject, Marcelo Bing says, "In earlier operating systems the service will continue to be called Windows Live, Windows 8 now, is" Messaging "and all Windows Live services will be unified." "The Windows Live brand will be discontinued, I think the one that will be branded the store's Xbox, Xbox Live," added Marcelo Bing.

Source: WinBrasil


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#2 Ci7

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:23

it has already been known for sometime.

but your title is misleading, it give the idea that they would discontinue(kill off) live suite.

#3 cybertimber2008

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:47

nvm

Edited by cybertimber2008, 31 March 2012 - 17:47.


#4 ViperAFK

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:38

The windows live branding has always been a confusing mess, good riddance.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:42

It's not Windows Live thats disappearing, Microsoft are just dropping MySpace integration in Windows Live.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 23:27

what's myspace?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 23:43

what's myspace?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 23:45

its a furry porn site??? if so then I'll join., If not it can go get shut down for all i care

#9 Simon-

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 23:54

Dang it, they could have beat Facebook if they turned it into a porn site.

#10 GreatMarkO

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 00:29

As the original reporter of this to Neowin, the email I received from the Windows Live Team made no mention whatsoever of Windows Live itself being discontinued - only that integration with MySpace is being dropped. The topic title of this particular thread is quite misleading! Withdrawing integration with a 3rd party application is not the same as withdrawing the Windows Live product itself!

#11 ArialBlue

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 00:40

Live should have been a part of Windows 7 IMO.

#12 OP Tiago André

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 00:43


If you read that right you will see Marcelo Bing comment on the post that opens such speculation. I'm not saying it is only because of MySpace, or do you not understand?


#13 tuckeratlarge

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 16:19

The windows live branding has always been a confusing mess, good riddance.


How is it confusing, it's just a name that pulls together a suit of apps.

Live should have been a part of Windows 7 IMO.


Thanks to the idiots in the EU, Microsoft had to separate this suite of apps from the OS. It's OK for the mighty Apple to do it but not Microsoft. (that's nothing against apple as I have many Apple products, it's just an observation)

#14 blade1269

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 17:04

Dang it, they could have beat Facebook if they turned it into a porn site.


Then I would be called her space...:p

#15 Crisp

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 17:07

its a furry porn site??? if so then I'll join., If not it can go get shut down for all i care


I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's illegal :s