Mentioned this already yesterday. It’s cool to see Microsoft tying everything together. I know in the past and still today many people joked about Microsoft being in the consumer space with MSN and XBox, etc. and therefor not being a credible Enterprise player. I think in the Web 2.0 world this may turn out be be quite an advantage being able to leverage solutions in new scenario’s.
… Microsoft will announce three new Windows Live services for mobile devices at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 12: Live Search on Windows Mobile, Live Search on Java and Windows Live for Windows Mobile.
The new services will provide new search and communications capabilities to help people more easily and efficiently access information from their mobile devices, while allowing mobile operators, OEMs and advertising partners to drive new revenue and differentiate their products in the market, Matt Champagne, director of Mobile Product Management for MSN and Windows Live, told eWEEK.
Live Search on Windows Mobile and Live Search on Java, which are now available as free, downloadable software client applications for Windows Mobile and Java devices in the United States and United Kingdom, bring advanced local search and mapping capabilities to customers.
The beta of this client was released in the United States in November 2006, “but we got such a positive response to the beta that we are now taking the beta tag off. I don’t think we have ever had such a fast beta turnaround,” Champagne said. …