Microsoft Rebranding Windows Live and Zune for Windows 8

In a move strikingly reminiscent of Apple's recently announced OS X app rebrandings (e.g., iCal to Calendar), Microsoft has announced that the Windows Live and Zune brands will disappear with Windows 8. Tom Warren reports that the new names will be as follows:

  • Microsoft Account (Windows Live ID)
  • Mail (Windows Live Mail)
  • Calendar (Windows Live Calendar)
  • People (Windows Live Contacts)
  • Photos (Windows Live Photo Gallery)
  • Music (Zune Music Player)
  • Video (Zune Video Player)

 Simplicity is a good thing.