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OpenForce07 Thursday Morning:

This morning I ventured outside of the OpenForce sessions to see another interesting topic. Windows Live Tools and development with VS2008. Here are the random bits of notes I took during the session. I ended up having to depart the session early as I needed to take myself a little break, and I believe that I'd be called out if I said I went off and did some work. There's a picture or two floating around of me sleeping in the speaker room! So yes, I had a late night (see my blog post around 3am) and had a rough morning as a result :)

Here are my notes

What is Windows Live? Software as a service vision from MS. Collection of end user offerings today, process of building a platform that can be developed on.

Number of services exposed through the platform today

Threshold 1 million users per month for a 3 month window (I may have these numbers wrong). Over threshold is $.25 per user per year. Other opportunities available to offset those costs.

November CTP of Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008 "Windows Live Devconnect" download

4 Controls available.

Windows Live Contact control

Authentication (Windows LiveID)

LiveID is the authentication system that MS websites use. IDLogin Control, IDLoginView


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