Microsoft doesn’t always communicate their visions clearly (take .Net for instance). The Microsoft Live Platform is another one of Microsoft’s great visions that encompass so much that it’s difficult to understand it in its entirety. There is just so much great stuff that it’s confusing to know how you can apply it to what you’re doing. Over the course of the past two months, Microsoft has put together some great MSDN Webcasts that really explain what makes up the Windows Live Platform and how you can take advantage of it. These Webcasts are level 300 courses and are understandably web developer oriented. The audio is not great but the information in them is invaluable!!!! Just go to the MSDN Webcast site and look for “Windows Live Platform Technical Drilldown”. There are four parts. Enjoy!