WordPress replaces more than a million Microsoft Live Spaces blogs
To date, more than one million blogs hosted on Microsoft's Live Spaces blogging service have been migrated to the open source WordPress blogging and publishing platform. According to a post on the Windows Team Blog by Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live Division Director, Dharmesh Mehta, users that haven't upgraded yet will be sent another email newsletter this week reminding them of the transition.
In September of last year, Microsoft announced that it would be shutting down Live Spaces, originally launched more than six years ago as MSN Spaces, and optionally "upgrading" its users to WordPress as part of a partnership with Automattic, which is owned by WordPress developer Matt Mullenweg. Additionally, WordPress is to integrate a piece of Microsoft software to enable users to inform contacts of new blog entries through Windows Live Messenger.
Further information about the transition process can be found in an FAQ in Microsoft's help forums.
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