Microsoft is always a tough competitor for search giant, Google. This time Microsoft has come up with a new software bundle named, 'Windows Live Services', which is quite similar to the 'Google Pack'. Microsoft has bundled all Windows Live software in an all-in-one install package. This software bundle is released under the Windows Live umbrella and it doesn't include any third-party software. The new software bundle comes with many features of Microsoft like mail and instant messaging, search toolbar, online storage, photosharing and blogging software.
Presently, the 'Windows Live Services' operates like an extension of Windows desktop software. Microsoft believes that their new project will help in creating a self-contained world of online applications. It is also believed that it will boost awareness and usage of Windows Live search. So, now there is something to counter the growth of Google Apps/Gears and "cloud computing" threat to Office and related Microsoft desktop software.
This is really a great job done by the Microsoft team. Bravo Microsoft!