No matter which desktop background you set in Windows 7: while starting, you will always see the blue default background. You want to style this background as well? Here are the necessary steps to customize the Windows logon screen.
Starting from Windows Live Messenger 2011, your friends will always see your real name when talking with you. The name shown to your friends now originates from your Windows Live Profile. Thus, this is the place to look at when you want to change your display name in Messenger.
Microsoft’s web mail service Hotmail, part of Windows Live, now supports SSL encryption throughout your session. This helps that nobody in the middle can read what you get in your Inbox neither what you send.