Microsoft Corp started testing on Thursday a new dashboard view for its various Windows Live online services.
A Windows Live user can sign onto home.live.com and quickly scan for new e-mails, blog postings from friends, contact updates or try out other Microsoft services such as online antivirus and spyware scans.
"It's a quick view and summary for all of the services you are using on Windows Live," Chris Jones, a Microsoft corporate vice president in the Windows Live group, said in a phone interview.
I'll be eager to see what -- if any -- webmaster tools they will make available on the MS "Live" dashboard. Getting that developed is taking considerably longer than I expected, and I'm genuinely surprised how far behind the curve they are, as compared to Google and Yahoo.