So far Windows Live Essentials and Live Services had the Windows flag as their logo. With Wave 4 Microsoft seems to be doing some branding for the suite. The Favicon for Microsoft’s Live Wave 4 preview website gives a glimpse of the icon. It’s just a ‘4’ superimposed on the Windows flag.
Whether this remains as a favicon or becomes a part of the branding is anybody’s guess. Microsoft is expected to show a preview of their Wave 4 today on Windows Live Preview. However, LiveSide and LiveSino have screenshots what is expected to be shown.
Live Messenger in Wave 4 is to have the following features:
- Tabbed conversations
- Receive social updates from Hotmail
- Inline commenting
- Synchronized status updates
Update: now that the website is up and the Windows Live image and icon on the website does not have the 4 super-imposed, I guess it is just for the favicon. Sigh.