Microsoft Preparing Windows Live 4 Beta

Microsoft, the company behind the popular Windows 7 operating system, has announced that it will be starting the public testing of the new and improved Windows Live features soon, one which will also include a movie making and photo editing software.

However, the company also informed that the updated software suite will not be compatible with Windows XP operating system, as the suite is designed around the superior graphic abilities offered by Windows Vista and the newly launched Windows 7.

Commenting on the initial public testing of the product, Chris Jones, corporate vice president for Windows Live, said during an interview with Cnet that “I really feel great about where we are with the product and the release, but also overall with the online services business . I think that there is obviously more for us to do and more opportunity, but that's what makes it fun.”

The software giant is focusing more on the photo-editing and movie making tools in order to promote them as the ultimate content sharing platforms. The company claims that people need a comprehensive tool for managing and sharing their videos and photograph.

The company also hinted that its Hotmail email service and Messenger IM service will also be updated in the next wave of updates for the online Windows Live service.