Windows Live Spaces gets evolutionary update

Today sees a small but valuable Windows Live Spaces update that tweaks and fixes the existing version to improve both performance and usability. Key changes include:

  • Improved customisations menu, providing access to a built-in color changer (previously TweakUI powertoy), and the ability to customise the font and tagline of your Space
  • Module enhancements – Windows Media Player module has moved from being a powertoy to a module in its own right, and some default modules can now be hidden
  • Music list improvements – Album Art and Amazon integration (country dependent)
  • A "What's new list" providing an overview of your contacts recently updated Spaces
  • Fixes to improve overall performance

For developers, the update sees a preference store for gadgets, allowing users to Get and Save preferences for the gadgets on their Spaces. This is something Donavon wrote about previously, prompting a wave of comments from other gadget developers. I expect our developers blog will have more information on how you can use these soon. If you haven't started playing around and developing your own gadget, now is the time!

See the SpaceCraft for more information.