Thursday, August 16, 2012

Now that's an SDK that's alive, the Live SDK v5.2

Microsoft Downloads - Live SDK v5.2

The Live SDK provides a set of controls and APIs that enable applications to integrate single sign-on (SSO) using Microsoft Account and to access data in SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Messenger.

Quick details

Date published: 8/16/2012

Language: English

LiveSDK.msi, 1.1 MB


The Live SDK contains the Live Connect APIs, which provide programmatic access to Live web services with a set of libraries that enables your apps to work with data in over 500 million user accounts in Microsoft Account, SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Messenger. The Live SDK enables access to users’ identity profile info and allows your apps to:

  • Easily personalize your users’ experience
  • Take advantage of single sign-on scenarios using Microsoft Account in Windows 8 Release Preview
  • Upload and download photos and documents in SkyDrive
  • Create and update contacts, calendars, and events in Hotmail

Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows Phone 7.1

This SDK is a few DLL's and pointers to web resources.





I guess pointing at web resources is good in that you should always be getting fresh stuff, and it makes the download and install very fast and easy. And I guess it makes it very cloud/web like (which makes sense considering what this SDK is for). It still took me a little by surprise though, but I'll get over it. And as I think about it, it does make the SDK "alive" doesn't it? Instead of old and dead on your HD? hum...

One place where the payoff for it being "live" the samples. Instead of stale code samples clogging your HD, you instead have the freshest available.



Related Past Post XRef:
Code sample to access SkyDrive Photos API from WP7 (or any REST/OAuth/JSON enabled device/OS)
MetroSky - End to end Windows Phone 7 SkyDrive sample code and app
Windows Live SDK Released

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