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Microsoft adds online invitation feature to Windows Live Services

Microsoft has added a new service to its Windows Live service platform that enables seamless sending of invitations for parties, business events, or any occasion. The new service also allows users to blog about the events and track the invitations.

Microsoft has added a new service to its Windows Live service platform that enables seamless sending of invitations for parties, business events, or any occasion. The new service also allows users to blog about the events and track the invitations.

A quote from the article at Associated Press:

Users choose one of dozens of predesigned templates — birthday, cocktail party, Chinese New Year, even Yom Kippur breakfast. They fill in the time and place of their event, add a map, type in invitees' e-mail addresses and hit send. The person planning the party must have a Windows Live ID, such as a Hotmail e-mail address, but guests don't need one to respond to the invitation.

Users of the service get to track the invitations, plus paste photos and links within the discussion board. The many integrated features makes Live Events a good tool for promoting events and conferences online.

Microsoft is making a constant effort to tie together its Web-based offerings, and Live Events is a great addition to that end.

For more information:

New windows live tool helps users plan gatherings (TechNewsWorld)

Microsoft adds event planning to Live services (PC World)

Microsoft adds events planner to Windows Live (dbTechno)

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