Microsoft kills Windows Live Spaces, calls on WordPress

By Emil
Sep 27, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has decided that in order to continue providing great blogging experience, it has to kill off Windows Live Spaces and move its 30 million customers to Wordpress. Microsoft says that Automattic, WordPress' parent company, offers a scalable platform, leading spam protection, as wel...

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  2. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

    This is a really smart move on Microsoft's part. No sense in throwing money at an in house solution when another perfectly good one exists that does everything Microsoft envisioned for their own platform.
  3. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    To bad they do not realize that with IE and Windows as well!
  4. motrin

    motrin TS Enthusiast Posts: 159   +12

    agree with the first post.. i'l stop there.
  5. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Why? Save for one or two stupid UI decisions, IE9 is great.
  6. If you want to create a website, Wordpress is garbage. Wordpress is designed for one thing only...templates for bloggers. So if you had a Microsoft live spaces website for your family, small business or whatever - forget about migrating. It's not worth your time.

    What I don't understand is why Microsoft would abandon spaces when there was no good alternative available (google sites is garbage too) and attempt to migrate users to an inferior and less functional platform.

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