It's a new year and time for another brand new Windows Live service to show up in beta. This time it's the Windows Live for TV Beta which is described as follows

What it is
Windows Live™ for TV Beta is a rich, graphically-driven interface designed for people who use Windows Live Spaces and Messenger and Live Call on large-screen monitors and TVs. We're still in the early stages of this beta, so many of the features might not work properly yet. That's why we really need your feedback! This beta is in limited release, so you must request access to the trial group. After you’re in the beta, come back to this page and let us know what you think.

You can also find out more about the product on the team's blog at which includes the following screenshot

Hey, I think I can see me in that screen shot. :)


Thursday, January 4, 2007 2:20:14 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
It'll be nice when someone does something like this for the web in general, not a specific OS/version/browser/version. It would be even nicer if that someone was Microsoft.
Bob Denny
Thursday, January 4, 2007 7:21:19 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
"Windows Live for TV Beta" link seems broken.
Thursday, January 4, 2007 10:57:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
You're definately in the shot. Center tile upper ring, Dare.

We're working on the broken download link as it type. :)
Sunday, January 7, 2007 5:18:22 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Responding to Bob Denny: WL for TV was written using the brand spanking new .net framework 3.0 (aka Avalon aka Windows Presentation Foundation) so it would be rather difficult to make it OS agnostic. We decided to immerse ourselves in the technology and see how far we could go. Keep in mind that the framework was still in development while we were developing so it was a challenge even to get it up and running.

Anyway, kudos to Ron for pushing this to the limit and getting it out there! (Hey I think I see my tile too! -- lower right, above the rewind buttons).
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