The Windows live authentication SDK (a membership provider that extends the SharePoint) was released recently and Keith Bunge has developed a kit for SharePoint.

The benefits of incorporating Windows Live ID into your Web site include:

  • The ability to use Windows Live gadgets, APIs and controls to incorporate authenticated Windows Live services into your site.
  • An HTTP-based, platform-neutral interface for implementing Windows Live ID authentication in your existing site, even if it is hosted by a third-party.
  • Ability to make authentication and Windows Live integration easy for over 380 million consumers.