For many years, Microsoft had their own flavor of a blogging site with the most recent version called Windows Live Spaces. For various reasons, it never really took off with people and they had to make a decision as to where it was going to go. Based on a EConsultancy article, Microsoft is moving everyone who is currently using the Live Spaces to WordPress.
We have been promoting the value of using CMS software for blogging and promoting your business. Now, Microsoft has come to see the value in taking advantage of it and having those in the know do what they do best. WordPress, with its most recent release has moved their product to the next level. Based on the article, Microsoft is allowing those users who want to move their blogs the ability to do so. It would appear that Live Spaces will continue, but with this latest move, it will more than likely transform into somethings else.
Blogging as a business is continuing to evolve and with the leading players defining the direction with great features, it will be tough for companies in other business lines to break into this. What this means to you is the continued viability of CMS software for the foreseeable future. We will continue to see improvements making the tools easier to use and the popularity continue to grow.