The beauty of services is that it provides the ability to add new features rapidly and discretely. I was playing around with some of my photos on http://home.live.com earlier and when looking at an album’s thumbnails it gave me an option to install a new feature that made my thumbnails look even better.
Well of course I want my thumbnails to look better, so I installed the update (see above screen clipping). The result that instead of all my thumbnails being different sizes they all became the same size and all neatly aligned with each other.
What was happening whilst the "update” was being applied? Well, behind the scenes all the thumbnails were being batch processed and resized to the same size.
The nice thing about the message was that it
- Brought the new feature to my attention
- Asked me for permission before installing the update
I like the way the team implemented this new feature and am looking forward to see how they try and “sell” me new features before I actually give them the OK to install them.