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Windows Live is Microsoft's branded suite of online and client-side tools and applications. Windows Live includes browser-based Web services, mobile services and Windows Live Essentials.
Similar to Google Apps, Windows Live is part of Microsoft's cloud strategy, or Software Plus Services (Software + Services or S+S).
Released in November 2005, Windows Live serves as an online user gateway that provides Microsoft and third-party applications for seamless user interaction. Classic Windows Live applications include Hotmail (Microsoft's free email service), Live Messenger, Live Photos and Live Calendar.
Recently added Windows Live applications include: