Windows Live Wave 4 rumor mill heats up

By Kip Kniskern | In News | Posted October 3, 2009 5 comments

We know that Windows Live Wave 4 is coming, at least in beta form, and soon.  We’ve already seen the first of the changes, in the form of some additions to Hotmail (zip downloads, web messenger buddy online status, etc.)The launch of Windows Live Movie Maker as a v1 product marked the end of Wave 3 development, with Wave 4 beginning now and launching formally in the spring of 2010, as outlined in a Japanese language blog post quoting a Microsoft official:

Windows Liveの次期バージョン公開は、2010年の春から夏にかけてを予定する。「今年9月から少しずつアップデートが入り、正式に(次期バージョンが)開始するのは来年の春から」とした。

Windows Live next version public, from the spring of the year 2010 in the summer over to schedule."Update from September this year entering little by little, formally (next version) is from the spring of next year to start" me.


(thanks to Bing Translator for the (rough) translation – anyone want to refine it?)

And adding a bit of fuel to the fire, some of our friends noticed an interesting tweet coming out of India:


Now of course we don’t expect that one tweet makes this anything but wild speculation and rumor at this point, but with the launch of Windows 7 in the next few weeks, some new Windows Live bits to play with on those new machines would be very sweet indeed.

Posted October 3rd, 2009 at 7:35 am
Category: News
Tags: Wave 4, Windows 7, Windows Live
  • Mephiles

    I hope that WL Movie Makers development isn’t out of sync with the other essentials.

  • ProfessorAsian

    Windows Live Photo Gallery needs an update desperately, to support Libraries.

    Maybe Windows Live Mail will support Exchange?

  • Evandro Felippe

    Let’s hope that it is true, bring on the beta Microsoft! =)

  • brentgv

    Though the numbers this year for Microsoft might not be the most encouraging, I think Microsoft will look back on this year with fondness. There’s a lot of things to like about Microsoft right now. They’re doing the smart things to stay competitive.

    Win7, Zune HD, Office Live 2010 TP, Office Wep Apps, design collaboration between Zune and WinMobile, and the continuation of XBOX 360, and the Live services. Oh, and Bing. That thing. They’re doing the right things.

    I can’t wait for Wave 4. Bring it on!

  • Tegument

    this would also fit in the time frame of a myphone hopefully we’ll be seeing it moved to the live family w/ skydrive as the backend :)

    this was sent out last week:

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    – Be assured, data that you have already synched will not be impacted.

    When the service resumes, there will be a number of exciting new features, so be sure to check them out by visiting


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