Windows Live Spaces – now powered by WordPress

Well, this is interesting. Microsoft and have announced a partnership that replaces Windows Live Spaces blogs with WordPress ones instead. My first thought is “thank goodness”.

I’ve never liked Spaces (I was a little stunned to find while I was writing this article that I still have a space! I last used it in February 2006!), mostly because it felt very clunky and unintuitive. Apart from anything else, it was always a nightmare moderating votes on Blogshares because it was so hard to work out whether a Live blog was still active. Switching to a more streamlined blogging platform just makes sense.

If you do have a Live Space blog, and you log in, you’ll see an option to upgrade to WordPress.

For more information, see the entries on the and Windows Live blogs.

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