Microsoft has removed the beta tag from it’s 18 month old mobile bar coding technology and invites everyone to try it out.

Today we’re announcing that Tag is coming out of beta and that basic use of Tags will be free of charge. This means you will be able to generate and use Tags that link to our standard scenarios, such as linking directly to webpages, and use the reader application at no cost. By simply going to Tag.Microsoft.com, you can create Tags and deliver rich interactive experiences on mobile phones, track your Tags…

…more than 1 billion Tags have been printed by people and businesses all over the world. In the month of April alone, more than 20 million magazines with Tags were in the hands of U.S. consumers.

Along with the announcement they have posted several downloads at the Microsoft Download Center related to Tag to show how they can be implemented:

You can read much more on the Tag Community Website at http://tag.microsoft.com/consumer/index.aspx

I have my Tag – do you?