Twice this week I've had someone mention that even though they like Windows Live Local, they can never remember the URL. I have to admit that I sometimes end up typing instead of It wasn't until this morning that I remembered that there is an easier to remember URL for accessing the site

Brilliant. Now if only we could change the product name to Windows Live Maps. After all, Google renamed Google Local to Google Maps because of end user confusion. Anyway, kudos to the team for building such an awesome site. I've been playing with the recently released people search feature and I it's pretty sweet. This continues to be my favorite Windows Live service.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:18:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I prefer typing "virtualearth", then hitting Ctrl+Enter in IE which results in :)

I agree - VE, or Maps, is a much better name than Local. Love the functionality, hate the Local name.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:03:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I agree that is so much easier to remember and even market. Infact, if they do end up rebranding it as, I hope Expo ends up becoming Windows Live Local.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:15:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Well, perhaps they should stick with "local" as long as only the US and UK are covered with aerial photo's. The interface looks great, but as long as the aerials for Europe look like they do now, I'll stick with Google, thankyouverymuch.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:23:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
"local" alwasy struck me as a lousy name for any of this stuff.

"Windows Live" continues to strike me as a lousy name for stuff that has little or no connection to Windows.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:57:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
maps or mapping is easy to remember and it will be in accordance with the industry standards. live local name confusing everyone. after all, Google changed it's name for the people and I'm sure Microsoft will...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 3:55:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
wonderful site but name sucks
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