Here’s more from MarketWatch. Nothing surprising … but it’s on.
And Cnet’s coverage:
Kicking off what he called the “live era” of software, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday said the company plans to launch new Internet-based complements to its core products.
Gates said Microsoft is working on two new products: “Windows Live” and “Office Live” that create new opportunities for the company to sell online subscriptions and advertising. Both are targeted at smaller businesses and consumers.
The new products won’t replace the company’s ubiquitous operating system or productivity suite. “They are not required to use Windows or Office,” Gates said.