I blogged last week about the new documentation available for customizing the registration and sigin-in pages for Live ID and we’re already starting to see some examples in the wild.
LiveWIM, a site for tracking your whereabouts and letting your friends know, have gone and implemented and the results are pretty cool. The thing I like, as well as the familiarity of the LiveWIM logo is that I get a list of remembered Live IDs so I don’t have to type in my credentials. If I’ve actually asked Live ID to remember my password then I can just click the Live ID and it signs me in no hassle – also a cool feature.
Is it just me or does this run the risk of causing just a little confusion with Microsoft's other WIMs (Windows IMage file).
I use WIM's almost daily with ImageX for image deployments, etc.
When I saw this I was first thinking it might be a new Web 2.0 "Cloud computing" initiative. Load a WIM up to the server clouds, then access and run your virtualized cloud OS system from any desktop anywhere.
Then I read the details and found it's an identity/login managment service.
Hi Claus, I wasn't confused. I too know about WIMs having been in the IT pro area for a number of years. LiveWIM is a 3rd party website - not a Microsoft brand. They're in a completely different arena from Windows Image files. It's like saying you get confused between Apple, is it a fruit or a computer company?