Thursday, January 28, 2010 closing in favor of MyMSN, user settings to be left behind..., which was previously just, was launched in late 2005 as one of the first Windows Live services. Known as the Windows Live Personalized Experience, it has been a way for users to customize their homepages with RSS feeds, gadgets, cool layouts, and color schemes. The site serves the same purpose as the Google's iGoogle site, which grants users similar functionality. As pointed out by @robertmclaws on Twitter, come March 15th, 2010, Microsoft will be ending the Live Personal Experience in favor of MyMSN. Unfortunately, in an unexpected move, Microsoft will not be backing up your personalized settings, gadgets, and feeds. Instead, they are asking that you completely re-create you homepage on the MyMSN site. It's unclear why they have decided to go this route, as it's sure to annoy many loyal users. According to, Microsoft has other plans in store for the domain, but for now, details are scarce. Fresh on the site, Microsoft has posted the following message:
  • "Thank you for using On March 15, 2010, will be discontinued and all users redirected to My MSN. Please note that your settings, feeds and gadgets will not be migrated to MyMSN." homepage with notification message:

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