I was looking into the Live SDK for possible integrations points for both Windows Phone and Windows Store apps and after just a couple of minutes I realized that this is the best documented public facing API I have ever had the good fortune to use. The tool allows you to try out the APIs without having registered a Live application and provides test scenarios for anyone with a Live Microsoft account.

There API breaks down into several convenient categories:

  • Core concepts – Signing in, getting data
  • Sky Drive – Folder properties, Storage, Albums, Photos
  • Identity – Account registration, contacting users
  • Hotmail – Creating contacts, reading contacts, reading and setting calendars
  • Messenger – Sharing a users status

The sample code is impeccable and easy to incorporate. Well done sir…well done.