Following the revamp of the Windows webpage in mid-July, Microsoft has updated the WindowsLive.com website. Although it doesn't follow the white and light blue themes of the new Windows and Windows Mobile pages on Microsoft.com, it does have a similar look to it. WindowsLive.com currently features 11 Windows Live products (including five that have mobile versions). The new site also has a "See how people like you are using Windows Live" section (both on the homepage and individual product pages) for featuring Windows Live Spaces blog entries that offer related tips and stories written by Windows Live users.
Senior Product Marketing Manager Marty Collins detailed how this site came to life: "We began developing this community-driven site about a year ago with some pretty basic questions: How can we help our customers help each other? How are they using Windows Live in creative ways that make their lives better and more fun? In the process, what can we learn about making Windows Live better?"
This user-generated content will arrive from the "Windows Live Clubhouse," a new Windows Live Space for enthusiastic Windows Live users that one must request permission to view. Content is driven to WindowsLive.com via tags, ratings, and comments; a user part of the Windows Live Clubhouse can use related tag on a Windows Live Space blog entry. The entry then gets aggregated through RSS so that other Windows Live Clubhouse members can rate it and comment on it. Each member also has a user page created automatically on WindowsLive.com that highlights Windows Live content from his or her Windows Live Space. The content that appears on the site will not be edited by Microsoft; if enough users positively rate a negative blog entry about a Windows Live service, it will still appear on WindowsLive.com.
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