Windows Live Spaces Blog Upgrade-Migration to WordPress



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

  • 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


1. Windows Live Team Blog – Inside Windows Live

2. Support Center

Additional Detailed Information:

1. Notification upon accessing your current Live Space/Blog




2. Ongoing reminder to upgrade when accessing your Live Space


3. Additional Support

Windows Live Solution Center Spaces Portal Downloading and Migrating your Space


  • 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



September 27, 2010: Original Published Date

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