- Windows 7 Beta available now to Technet & MSDN subscribers
- Windows Live Essentials RTW available now for XP, Vista and Windows 7 Beta (including Messenger, Mail & Photo Gallery)
- Partnership with Facebook for Windows Live users. Can share updates
- Partnership with Del – Live Essentials and Live Search will be pre-installed on machines worldwide
- Partnership Wih Verizon – Live Search on Windows Mobile phones in US
- Halo Wars (with Teen rating) with release date of Feb 28th 2009 (and downloadable demo on Feb 5th)
- Halo 3 ODST later in the year
- Kodu – game creation for kids and XBox 360.