Live Framework CTP Ending, Revamping

Live Services logo h The community preview for Live Framework is ending on September 8. In a posting, Important Updates to Live Services, on the Live Framework developer site  David Treadwell, Corporate Vice President, Live Platform Services, writes, “We are focused on making the next release of Windows Live the very best for you. Our vision is to provide you with deeper access to the more than 500M Windows Live users and a more consistent programming interface for both our services and controls. We want to make it as easy as possible to consume and use Windows Live capabilities in your solutions.”

Live Mesh will continue to remain available to end users and is not affected, but Live Framework-enabled web sites and Mesh-enabled web applications will be removed.

You can continue to use:

  • The UI Controls from Messenger Web Toolkit for Contacts and Messenger Chat
  • The Windows Live ID Web Authentication Service to replace the IDLoginStatus Control
  • Also affected is the Virtual Earth Map Control. See The Future of the Virtual Earth ASP .NET Control for more information.

    For more information, see Important Updates to Live Services. Visit to stay up to date with Live Framework.


    Bruce D. Kyle
    ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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