Metro-style Windows Live Movie Maker, Live Writer and other Live Essentials apps coming

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When Microsoft demonstrated Windows 8 at BUILD they showed some small apps, but the larger Windows Live Essential apps, like Windows Live Movie Maker and Live Writer was conspicuously missing.

It turns out there is a reason why – the apps have not been created yet, but at least this job posting, noticed by LiveSide.net, shows that Microsoft is intending to develop Metro style Live Essentials apps.

We are seeking a great developer who will help build the next generation of touch-oriented photo/video experiences for consumers. You will be working with an experienced group of developers with a successful track record of building new experiences such as those found in Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer. You will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the technical direction for the team.

We look forward to seeing what a Metro version of Live Writer, an app we use constantly each day, looks like in Metro, but for us at least it means we can get work done using the Immersive UI after all.

See the job post below.

Software Development Engineer II – Windows Live, Digital Memories

Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 744332
Product: Windows Live
Division: Windows Division

HTML/JS Dev
Windows 8 emphasizes touch-first, modern experiences, known as Metro-style apps? Want to get involved? Come join the team building photos/videos experiences for the new platform – a hint of what we are doing can be seen in ~2:00:50 to ~2:05:30 of the Windows 8 //build/ keynote: http://j.mp/win8kn). We believe in shipping fast, fluid, immersive experiences to consumers, enabling them to effortlessly do spectacular things. Past work from this team includes Photo e-mail (http://j.mp/wlmphomail), Photo Fuse (http://j.mp/wlpgpf), Pano Stitch (http://j.mp/wlpgps), and AutoMovie (http://j.mp/wlmmam). We’re now working on new touch-oriented experiences that will allow the hundreds of millions of consumer photographers/videographers to browse, enjoy and share their memories and stories. We offer an environment where you can channel your creativity towards software innovation, work with world-class software engineers and hone your professional skills to grow your career.

We are seeking a great developer who will help build the next generation of touch-oriented photo/video experiences for consumers. You will be working with an experienced group of developers with a successful track record of building new experiences such as those found in Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer. You will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the technical direction for the team.

Candidates must have a proven track record of shipping applications through multiple product cycles, must have experience successfully solving complex user interface problems, and must have solid fundamental computer science skills. Expertise with Trident/MSHTML, HTML5, and JavaScript are critical, and familiarity with C++ and COM are very beneficial. Exposure to image, video and/or audio processing technology is helpful. Good understanding of algorithms and data structures, and great communication and cross-group skills are essential. A BS/MS in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent, and 2+ years of engineering experience are required.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vanminh.nguyen.73 Văn Minh Nguyễn

    2 more to go, Windows Live had countless of services they masterfully integrated into each other with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, now they are just 2 apps away (although the Builds of Windows 8.1 (Blue) suggest that ”Movie Moments” a Metro version of Windows Movie Maker is underway), so we only need a Windows Live Writer app, which is already Microsoft’s killer app.

    Microsoft needs to abolish the Windows Essentials and include them via Windows Update so they’ll have a better focus on Windows 8′s apps.