Microsoft announces Windows Live deal with Lenovo

As we noted earlier, and as Joe Wilcox alluded to earlier today, Microsoft and Lenovo announced a deal to include and Windows Live toolbar on Lenovo PCs worldwide:

“As a part of their continued collaboration, Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo today announced a global agreement to pre-load Windows Live™ services on Lenovo PCs sold worldwide including ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops and Lenovo-branded PCs. In the coming weeks, Lenovo will be the first PC maker to provide its customers worldwide with immediate access to the Microsoft® portal ( and Windows Live Toolbar ( for a more integrated and personalized Web experience as they work, communicate and conduct their day-to-day activities.”