To help you understand these offerings and identify areas where you can leverage Windows Live Services in your solutions, Microsoft has just relaunched the Windows Live Quickstart Portal. This is a portal for Microsoft Partners that provides a number of great resources to help you get Windows Live Services integrated into your solution today. If you're not registered as Microsoft Partner, you can do so free by clicking here.
So, what exactly is available on the Windows Live Quickstart Portal? Well, lots of things to get you started with Windows Live Services.
The resources available on the site are divided into two areas - Windows Live Commercial Offerings and Windows live Platform. Under each of these we have included four phases - Learn, Build, Market and Sell as these best describe how the content is orientated to different outcomes. Below are the types of resources that can be found under each phase:
- Learn – Overview of offer, “how to” documents, business and partner opportunies, training, webcasts/videos
- Build – Technical decks, whitepapers, webcasts/videos, demos, training, SDKs, wikis, technical support
- Market – Existing marketing programs, collateral, presentations, webcasts/videos
- Sell – Pitch decks, customer/partner stories, datasheets, FAQs, product roadmap, sales support for partners
The site is still quite new, so some sections may not have the content posted yet, but there is a lot of content on there already to get you started.
There is also more Windows Live information for Partners at this partner site.