Live services

Purpose

Live Connect includes Microsoft cloud services like Outlook.com and Microsoft OneDrive, which are available to Windows Store apps through the Live SDK. Learn how your apps can access the user's data in these services with the Live SDK.

TopicDescription

Using Live Connect in your Windows Store apps using JavaScript

Using Live Connect in your Windows Store apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic

Live Connect enables Windows Store apps to work with user info in Microsoft cloud services like Outlook.com and OneDrive by using industry-standard protocols like OAuth 2.0 and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). These topics describe how your Windows Store apps can offer additional value to your users by including Live Connect features.

Microsoft account sign-in for Windows Store apps using JavaScript

Microsoft account sign-in for Windows Store apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic

These topics provide guidelines for how your app should sign users in to and out of their Microsoft account, so it can work with Microsoft cloud services like Outlook.com and OneDrive.

Single sign-on for apps and websites

Single sign-on is possible on Windows 8 if a user links a Microsoft account with a local or domain account on that computer. If your apps use the Live SDK, they can automatically detect that the user has already signed in with a Microsoft account. Read this topic to learn more about single sign-on, and follow the links earlier in this topic to learn how to use the Live SDK in your Windows Store apps.

 

Related topics

Live Connect documentation

 

 

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