Microsoft details Windows Live 'platform'
Executives sketched out the technical infrastructure the company is building, and discussed key elements of the business model Microsoft expects to fuel its services push
Microsoft has spelled out its strategy to make its Live Web services accessible to third-party developers, part of its push to capitalise on online services.
At the Microsoft TechEd conference in Boston on Tuesday, executives sketched out the technical infrastructure the company is building. They also discussed key elements of the business model, notably advertising, that Microsoft is expecting to fuel its services push.
“Windows Live services as a platform allows you as a business to establish relationships with consumers,” said George Moore, the general manager of Windows Live Development Platform.
Microsoft provides Web hosting services and a range of Internet-delivered services, such as storage, identity authentication and search. It also offers applications such as Web email or instant messenging.
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