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Rumor: Windows Live will be discontinued by Microsoft

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Tiago Andr    0

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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Ci7    187

it has already been known for sometime.

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

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cybertimber2008    43

nvm

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ViperAFK    783

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

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+Majesticmerc    871

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

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remixedcat    2,766

what's myspace?

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MFH    138

what's myspace?

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remixedcat    2,766

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

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Simon-    490

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

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GreatMarkO    22

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!

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ArialBlue    395

Live should have been a part of Windows 7 IMO.

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Tiago Andr    0

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?

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tuckeratlarge    144

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)

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blade1269    86

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

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

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Crisp    3,271

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

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ArialBlue    395

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

MySpace is a legal website, just no one uses it anymore. :)

It is frightening to think that I was on that website some time ago, I feel icky thinking about it.

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Anthonyd    104

Why is the title saying "Windows Live will be discontinued"? It's plain wrong. At best, it will be renamed, not discontinued.

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Mr. Dee    26

I notice Microsoft Answers now has a dedicated forum for 'Hotmail, Messenger & Skydrive'. Notice that the Windows Live branding has been dropped.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive

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.Neo    1,834
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)

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...

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Ci7    187

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...

did you forget about browser ballot compromise ?

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remixedcat    2,766

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

Anime anthro style of course....the stuff u see on deviant art...

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Anthonyd    104

I'm finding it hard to believe Microsoft is allowed to ship Internet Explorer with Windows 7 but not a mail client and suddenly is allowed again with Windows 8...

Because "windows live" metro apps are enabled by default in Windows 8 CP, it doesn't mean that it will be the case for RTM, even if it's pretty likely.

But Windows Live products in Windows 8 are for most of them including others services like Twitter, facebook and so on, it's not 100% MS.

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.Neo    1,834

did you forget about browser ballot compromise ?

No I did not. Since not even the non-EU version of Windows 7 comes with a mail client I don't what tuckeratlarge's reply has to do with anything.

Because "windows live" metro apps are enabled by default in Windows 8 CP, it doesn't mean that it will be the case for RTM, even if it's pretty likely.

As far as I know a mail client was absent from Windows 7 since beta.

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Steve B.    466

To head back on topic, after further clarification it does seem that rather than the whole suite of Windows Live being discontinued, the inclusion of MySpace support will be dropped with a future update.

This isn't exactly surprising, since the network as a whole is pretty much a ghost town now.

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