Microsoft's Xbox Live has come a long way since it launched in November of 2002. Xbox Live started out as a multiplayer gaming network, but today the 8 million users with Live accounts do much more than just play games. Users can download movies and television shows, chat with friends, and more. Even Microsoft now describes the service as a "comprehensive unified online entertainment network". Marketing-speak at its finest, but it's true - Xbox Live is a key component of Microsoft's connected entertainment vision. In this article last100 looks at the state of Xbox Live today, and explore some of the ways Microsoft will likely enhance it in the future.