Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Microsoft Launches Albany Beta


Microsoft announced the beta version of new all in one service, code named “Albany“.

“Albany” is the codename for a new all-in-one subscription service of essential software and services. With just a few clicks, “Albany” subscribers will be able to install the whole package, which includes Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Windows Live OneCare and Windows Live Mail, Messenger and Photo Gallery.

Albany also installs the Microsoft Office Live Workspace connector on the Microsoft Office toolbar. Additionally, with “Albany” consumers get the latest versions of Microsoft Office Home and Student and Windows Live OneCare as they’re released.

Below is the snippet of official announcement from Microsoft-

We expect “Albany” to resonate broadly with consumers – whether they’re buying a new primary PC, a second one for their household or trying to get more from an existing PC. Because each “Albany” subscription is good for three PCs, “Albany” is ideal for individuals with one or several computers, as well as families.

“Albany” is also another prime example of how we are delivering on our software plus services strategy of offering customers a combination of the rich performance and capabilities that you only get from software running on a client PC with the convenience and connectivity of the Web. “Albany” seamlessly connects the Web and desktop to improve customers’ productivity and computing experience, and harnesses the unbeatable convenience of the Internet as a delivery mechanism to ensure people’s software is up to date.

“Albany” is a new service to help consumers be more protected, productive and connected and to stay current with essential software and security updates.

To know more about this new offering from Microsoft, follow the link in reference.

Microsoft Launches Beta of New All-in-One Service for Consumers