Windows Live Spaces Blog Upgrade-Migration to WordPress

  

Summary:

Upgrade-Migration is mandatory and can accomplished until March 2011. The following timeline and constraints apply when upgrading/migrating from Spaces.Live.com to WordPress.com

  • Upgrade can be accomplished from September 2010 but only until March 2011
  • New Blog posts to Live Spaces can be made but only until January 2011
  • Live Spaces/Blog will be ‘read only’ effective January 2011
  • Spaces will close in March 2011 (i.e. a mandatory upgrade/migration)
  • Other available options – Download your blog content or delete your Space
  • Text, photos, videos and comments as they appear on your Space today are transferred
  • Draft posts, theme, gadgets, guestbook, and lists are not transferred
  • Automatic redirection(after migration) from your Space to your new blog on WordPress
  • No impact on your Windows Live Profile, Contacts, and SkyDrive photos

Reference:

1. Windows Live Team Blog – Inside Windows Live

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/09/27/wordpress-com-and-windows-live-partnering-together-and-providing-an-upgrade-for-30-million-windows-live-spaces-customers.aspx

2. WordPress.com Support Center

http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrading-from-windows-live-spaces/

http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrading-from-windows-live-spaces/how-to-upgrade/

Additional Detailed Information:

1. Notification upon accessing your current Live Space/Blog

W4_SpacesWP_Upgrade

W4_SpacesWP_WhatComesWithYou

W4_SpacesWP_NotReady

2. Ongoing reminder to upgrade when accessing your Live Space

W4_SpacesMigrateWP_Reminder

3. Additional Support

Windows Live Solution Center Spaces Portal Downloading and Migrating your Space

Comments:

  • While upgrade/migrations are intended to be problem free when transferring one’s personal content from one service to another it might be a good idea to monitor the Windows Live Solution Center Spaces portal for problems reported by other users prior to upgrading/migration

 

Revisions:

September 27, 2010: Original Published Date

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Microsoft MVP

One Response to Windows Live Spaces Blog Upgrade-Migration to WordPress

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