Jamie Thomson

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Windows Live Devices to provide extra security features‏?

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In the upcoming wave 4 release of Windows Live it is expected that the ability to register your devices against your Windows LiveID as is currently available with Live Mesh will appear as Windows Live Devices. With that in mind a report on Neowin today entitled Coming soon to Hotmail, push email for mobile phones via ActiveSync caught my eye with the following intriguing information:

“[In wave 4] users will be able to send an account recapture code via an SMS message or regain access to their Hotmail accounts by using a computer that is registered with Hotmail”

For “Hotmail account” read “LiveId account” and (therefore) for “Registered with Hotmail” read “Registered with Windows Live”.

The inference that I draw from this is that Windows Live Devices will be used not just for file synchronisation but also as an additional security mechanism. After all, if Windows Live knows that a particular device belongs to you then why not send information via that device rather than via an email address or telephone number.

Interesting indeed.


Written by Jamiet

April 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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  1. What will this entail Jamie? Will it mean you can register your Live ID with your mobile, comp, etc and then not have to keep logging in all the time?


    May 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm

  2. Something like that, yes, maybe. This is part of the reason I was so interested in Mesh all that time.


    May 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm

  3. Well that’s a good thing, Although I don’t use it with my mobile/have a laptop/ etc, I can see that would be useful to those who do.


    May 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

  4. hi Scott,if you’re hoping for SkyDrive and Mesh to get joined up in wave 4 then i fear you may be disappointed.myphone is certainly interesting, i wonder where that guys into this upcoming world. will it come to the fore or shrink into the background?


    May 6, 2010 at 6:53 am

  5. Scott,yeah i agree, Live Sync and Mesh merging id more likely i feel.


    May 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

  6. Can’t wait for it to come. I just wish the Windows Live team would move on a faster pace. They’re a snail compared to Google.


    May 10, 2010 at 5:14 am

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