This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
Microsoft Nearly Finished With Windows Live ID Deployment
The technology will allow someone who has subscribed to multiple Windows Live services to sign in to one and be simultaneously signed in to all the others.
Microsoft Corp. says it's nearly done with its deployment of Windows Live ID, the authentication service that will replace Passport.
Windows Live ID will enable someone who has subscribed to multiple Live services to sign in to one, and be simultaneously signed in to all the others. As a result, a person can move from one service to another without repeating the sign-in process.
In the Windows Live ID blog, Trevin Chow, lead program manager, said the development team is "nearly complete with our deployment," adding that the transition from Passport has gone mostly unnoticed by the end user.
"It's a good thing that you haven't noticed, otherwise we would have been in serious trouble since it would have meant something went wrong," Chow said.
The first noticeable difference is the fact that all sign-ins are starting at the new URL, login.live.com. During the next week or so, the new sign-in experience will be noticed at three Live services, Mail, which will eventually replace HotMail; Expo, the online classifieds service; and Window Live, the personalized portal.
Program manager Lynn Ayres is responsible for the design of the user interface for the Windows Live ID Sign-in and would release details in the next few days, Chow said.
To date, Windows Live ID has mostly been a re-branding of Passport, Joe Wilcox, analyst for JupiterResearch, said.
"(Passport) is in transition," Wilcox said. Eventually, the new authentication service will enable a person to "sign in once to sign in everywhere."
"But we'll have to wait and see how that actually works," Wilcox said.
We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
State of the CloudCloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant ChangeAdvances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!