Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Windows Live Expo Beta Lives U.S Nationwide

Microsoft makes Windows Live Expo Beta available to all U.S consumers last Monday. Windows Live Expo provides set of expansion to the traditional classified ad concept by providing social networking and community features through a trustworthy, convenient and free online service.

This beta includes the following marketplace features:
  • Tight integration with MSN Messenger and Windows Live Local that makes it easy for customers to access, search for and locate listings and services they are looking for. Ultimately Windows Live Expo will be integrated with Windows Live Search, Windows Live Spaces and Live.com.
  • Ability to choose to post items for sale or purchase among only MSN Messenger Contact List and/or e-mail groups, adding a level of trust and familiarity.
  • The integration with Windows Live Local allows products listed in Windows Live Expo to be geo-tagged which can help users to locate the site of seller. It will be very helpful customers who want to buy or rent apartment / house.
  • Advanced search methods that allows customer to provide more than one keyword. For example, when searching a house customers can search on other qualifying characteristics such as square footage, price range and location.
Windows Live Expo is available for free and it is very easy to setup. Customers can list their product in fewer than four steps by using a very efficient user interface. To learn more about Windows Live Expo you can visit Expo Website.

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