Operating System like Windows XP, 2000, 2003 or 2008 comes with built in web browser and a 'link to 'Windows Live Service' which include Web Search, Instant Messaging, An Email account (@hotmail.com) and many more. Most popular service of Windows Live is Instant Messaging & Email.
Microsoft is such a company who like to serve all kind of possible service to it's customer. But it seems they realized that online is not their place to grow and control the market. The sign of this realization reflect their current announcement to migrate Windows Live Blog to WordPress.Com, which is another pioneer company proving scalable blog service. Wordpress.Com get over 250 million page view per month and it growing.
Though Microsoft told on their blog posting that to give user greater experience on blog, it is clear that Microsoft is unable to provide smooth blog service to 30 million windows live user.
This is a milestone for Microsoft that they are attaching themselves with another company.
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. - Posted by Dharmesh Mehta, on Windows Team Blog
'Automattic' is a company which run WordPress.Com is really a self depended company who develop the Blogging software Wordpress, which is an open source product also run wordpress.com to host people's blog for free. WordPress is a product, which you can use on your own hosting site to create a website with just few click of mouse. A lot of WordPress Templates & WordPress Plug-in out there which can use to customize your own site running WordPress as Core Engine. If you don't want to spend money on hosting, just visit http://www.wordpress.com/ and signup for an account. You will get an URL like http://yourname.wordpress.com/ .
Let's see how Automattic the author of WordPress.Com can handle their new 30 Million customer who used to blog on Windows Live blog platform.
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