Jamie Thomson

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Changes afoot for Windows Live contact card

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Upon visiting one of my Live events just now I was presented with the following message:


That’s a low resolution screenshot so I’ll restate the text

Your Spaces activity is not currently shown in your contact card. After October 2008, your Spaces activity will become available to people viewing your contact card and your Messenger contacts will be able to locate your space. If you want to keep your Spaces activity separate from your Messenger activity, you can create a second, linked Live ID and use one ID for Messenger and one for Spaces.

So, our activity isn’t just going to appear within Live Spaces but it’ll be available on our Live Messenger contact card* as well. What confuses me slightly is that activity is already visible on our contact card so I’d be interested to understand how this is going to be different. Here’s what my Live Messenger contact card looks like today:



The other interesting bit of news there is that apparently this will be available no later than 1st November 2008. Will Windows Live Wave 3 really be released so soon? I for one certainly hope so.


*Note that the Live Messenger contact card is also visible in your Contacts directory in Windows Live Mail.

Windows Live Tags: clubhouse, messenger, spaces, story

Written by Jamiet

September 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

Posted in Windows Live

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  1. I certainly hope that "after October 2008" means the same as "as soon as you flip your calendar to October 2008" rather than somewhere in the time of PDC 2008. :D
    Can’t wait to see how Wave 3’s shape.


    September 16, 2008 at 8:39 am

  2. Does anyone know if the beta testing has begun yet? Just curious.


    September 16, 2008 at 10:19 am

  3. Technogran,
    Public beta testing hasn’t begun yet, no.


    September 16, 2008 at 10:32 am

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