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!