Microsoft Drops Live Spaces For WordPress

Microsoft has ended support for its blogging platform, upgrading Windows Live users to Wordpress.com.

The software giant on Monday announced a new partnership with WordPress, revealing that the website is now the default blogging platform for Windows Live Essential users, tech news site Download Squad reports.

The Redmond-based software giant has more than 30,000 users active on its Live Spaces who can now shift their blog posts, comments, pictures and even their Windows Live Space’s URLs to the new host.

“Rather than having Windows Live invest in a competing blogging service, we decided the best thing we could do for our customers was to give them a great blogging solution through WordPress.com," the company revealed in a blog post.

The users who do not wish to upgrade to WordPress, can archive their posts on their PCs, delete them or they can delay any decision regarding the future of their blog for six months.