Let’s cut to the chase: Microsoft has announced that they plan on migrating 30 million+ users of their Windows Live Spaces blogging platform to WordPress:
Microsoft says that it decided that instead of building its own competing blogging service, it should go with WordPress’s fleshed-out feature set, which has 26 million users and powers over 8.5% of sites across the web. Users will be migrated through a process that preserves all of their content, and will automatically redirect visitors who head to their existing Microsoft Live Spaces sites.
Bam. Done and done!
Check this video out about the announcement:
Microsoft made a smart decision here. They couldn’t compete anyway.