Your Windows Live network explained
If you’re anything like me then you’ll currently be a bit mystified as to what your Windows Live “network” is and how that relates to Spaces friends, Messenger buddies and Hotmail contacts. I was asking myself questions such as:
- What’s the difference between people in my network and people on my profile?
- Are Spaces friends part of my network?
- Can someone be a messenger buddy without being part of my network or on my profile?
Well, I asked these questions to a developer on the Windows Live team and he very graciously passed on the following very informative diagram:
|Windows Live People
| +—– People on your profile (formerly Spaces friends)
| +—– Messenger contacts (people with whom you share your presence)
+—-One-way contacts (from Hotmail address book)
That certainly makes it a lot clearer. I wanted to draw this as a Venn diagram so downloaded Paint.Net to try and draw one but then impatience got the better of me and I figured I’d just post the above diagram instead – I think it tells us all we need to know. I know a lot of people have been wondering what has happened to Spaces friends in Windows Live Wave 3 so here’s the answer – they haven’t disappeared, just renamed.
Remember, your route into managing your network and contacts is http://people.live.com.
Thank you very very much to the afore-mentioned person that supplied this information – you know who you are!