Windows Live is an internet product of Microsoft. The services under it used to be under MSN. But they moved them to Windows Live to show people that it is a service for their purchase of their Windows operating system.
The Windows Live family features many different services. The most famous service being Windows Live Hotmail. However, there are also many more free services provided by Windows Live which only requires one account to access. Google and Yahoo! is seen as a competitor against Windows Live.
- MSFT Annual Report 2010 - Retrieved on November 24, 2010