An official statement has been received from Microsoft, which told that the release of Windows 8 will refuse to use the brand Windows Live. The reason for this step is the desire to completely “go to the cloud”.
Thus, Microsoft once again emphasizes how significant it considers the release of the new version to be. Windows. As you might expect, G8 will become a truly new word in the company's family of operating systems.
Users who have ID Windows Live ID, do not have to worry. He will turn into Microsoft account, with which you can access both the applications and online services that were previously part of Windows Live, as well as new services. The names of some old services will be simplified. So, Windows Live Mail will simply turn into Mail, and MSN Messenger into Messaging. It is important that these names will be the same for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
The company introduced Windows Live back in 2005 as a replacement for MSN.