Windows Live

Updated: 06/06/2021 by Computer Hope

Windows Live was a collection of Microsoft online services that provides Microsoft and other non-Microsoft Internet users with a wide variety of online tools and services. Below is a listing of these services and a brief description of each of them.


Microsoft discontinued the Windows Live brand between May 2012 and August 2012, and built many of the Live services into Windows 8.

Windows Live services and resources

  • - The main portal and search for Windows Live.
  • Microsoft OneDrive SDKs - Portal for all developer-related information and services for Microsoft cloud services, including Windows Live.
  • Windows Live Favorites - Online storage for your Internet favorites.
  • Bing Maps Search - Online map and directions service, formerly known as

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