WordPress.com and Windows Live partnering together and providing an upgrade for 30 million Windows Live Spaces customers

Over the last few weeks, we’ve spent a good bit of time talking about our approach to partnering with the web, and as part of that, how we’re deeply integrating with the leading consumer services that you find most valuable. Earlier today, I had the opportunity to get on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, and with Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic (the parent company of WordPress.com), announce an exciting partnership between our companies.
Providing a great blogging experience

As we looked at customers’ blogging needs and what different companies were providing, we were particularly interested in what WordPress.com is doing. They have a host of impressive capabilities – from a scalable platform and leading spam protection, to great personalization and customization. WordPress powers over 8.5% of the web, is used on over 26 million sites, and WordPress.com is seen by over 250 million people every month. Not only that, Automattic is a company filled with great people focused on improving blogging experiences. So 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.

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve spent a good bit of time talking about our approach to partnering with the web, and as part of that, how we’re deeply integrating with the leading consumer services that you find most valuable. Earlier today, I had the opportunity to get on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, and with Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic (the parent company of WordPress.com), announce an exciting partnership between our companies.

Providing a great blogging experience

As we looked at customers’ blogging needs and what different companies were providing, we were particularly  interested in what WordPress.com is doing. They have a host of impressive capabilities – from a scalable platform and leading spam protection, to great personalization and customization. WordPress powers over 8.5% of the web, is used on over 26 million sites, and WordPress.com is seen by over 250 million people every month. Not only that, Automattic is a company filled with great people focused on improving blogging experiences. So 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.

Windows Live and WordPress.com

As we looked at how we brought Windows Live and WordPress.com together, there were three big things we wanted to deliver:

RC de Windows Live Essentials 2011 pronto

Las aplicaciones que han destacado en la ultima BETA han sido Windows Live Sync que ha pasado a llamarse Windows Live Mesh, algo que personalmente esperaba ya que era un usuario de Microsoft Mesh y con el anuncio del fin de esta aplicación quede a la deriva de que pasaría con mis archivos y con la sincronización que tenia con mi PC, pero lo bueno es que ya esta solucionado y todos pueden probar la aplicación.

Otro detalle que se ha destacado de la ultima BETA de Essentials es la posibilidad de chatear desde Windows Live Messenger con usuarios de Facebook sin realizar mayores configuraciones que autorizar a WIndows Live para ello, por lo demás las otras aplicaciones son conocidas y coronaron el fin de la Wave 4 que trajo novedades interesantes y más de algún desastre en Microsoft, pero que al fin y al cabo es algo que es una costumbre e incluso de se hecha de menos cuando no pasa.


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Todos conocemos incluso la mayoría de nosotros hemos probado la suite de aplicaciones Windows Live Essentials 2011, donde se incluye el conocido Windows LIve Messenger, programa de mensajería instantánea más popular hasta el momento.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta 2 disponible

Por ahora solo teníamos algunas noticias de cuando seria la versión final de Windows LIve Essentials, a finales de septiembre, pero en aquel tiempo donde la Wave 4 anunciaba grandes cambios aun no era definitiva esta fecha, pero según se rumorea podría ser el final de septiembre la fecha escogida para la presentación de la RC de la suite de aplicaciones.

La RC de Windows Live Essentials 2011 corregiría los errores de la segunda BETA que dicho sea de paso ha sido bien evaluada por los medios más conocidos, destacando su enfoque más social que su versión antecesora, aunque claro con algunas criticas por su no incorporación en Windows XP lo que se justifica por el final del ciclo de este sistema operativo y para alentar a los usuarios a hacer upgrade de su sistema a Windows 7. Leer más “RC de Windows Live Essentials 2011 pronto”

Windows Live Photo Gallery vs Picasa

A new version of Windows Live Photo Gallery, a free program that lets you manage your collection of photos and videos, will be available for download later today on live.com.

The new Photo Gallery remains a solid alternative to Google’s Picasa software but is it good enough for you to switch from Picasa? Read this comparison.


A new version of Windows Live Photo Gallery, a free program that lets you manage your collection of photos and videos, will be available for download later today on live.com.

The new Photo Gallery remains a solid alternative to Google’s Picasa software but is it good enough for you to switch from Picasa? Read this comparison. Leer más “Windows Live Photo Gallery vs Picasa”