Will be repackaged as Windows Communications and Microsoft Account.
After changing its logo a shortwhile ago, it looks like Microsoft might be doing some major overhauling with its brand names as well.
Most industry watchers say its about time Microsoft fixes the bewildering cocktail of brand names its dumped on the consumer. Especially, why Windows Live was called that when it was accessible from non-Windows devices has long seemed to be beyond comprehension.
In the upcoming Windows 8, Windows Live apps will be put into a collection of pre-installed applications called Windows Communications while Windows Live ID is set to become Microsoft Account. The Zune services will be added to the Xbox Live for Windows brand name.