UPDATE: Windows Live: Talking about Duplicate Entries in your What’s New Page

Windows Live features a lot of rich social networking features more than ever. Tightly integrated across services such as Windows Live Spaces, Messenger your Windows Live Profile and third party services such as Twitter, you can keep everyone in your network ‘in the know’ about your activities on the web. However, there are some issues I discovered thanks to Brandon Leblanc in a blog post he made last December about ‘Duplicate Entries’ on your Windows Live Profile Page.

Not to pick on Andre Da Costa here but I’m noticing that he and a few others have duplicate blog entries hitting What’s New on my Windows Live Homage page. It appears folks are adding their Windows Live Space as a Custom Blog activity for What’s New. Because Windows Live Spaces is part of Windows Live – you do NOT need to add it as a Custom Blog as it will automatically appear in What’s New by default. Please remove your Windows Live Space as a Custom Blog activity for What’s New. Thanks”

LOL! Thanks Brandon! Just to make it a little clearer how to avoid this, here is a quick tutorial:

1. On your Windows Live Profile Page, click Options > More Options

2. Under Notifications, click the ‘What’s new with you’ link

3. Under Web Activities, you will see a list of Custom Blog RSS Feed, click Edit

4. Under ‘Settings:’, uncheck ‘Show Updates in the what’s new list.

Personally, I never realized that setting up this option would already conflict with the Show Blog updates for Windows Live Spaces on your ‘What’s New’ page. I thought that exposing updates to your Live Space was not a part of Live Profile page options in the first place, so I added an RSS feed. Sorry for any confusion caused.

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41 responses to “UPDATE: Windows Live: Talking about Duplicate Entries in your What’s New Page

  1. Brandon

    Andre, I don\’t get it. Why would you add your Windows Live Space RSS feed as a Custom Blog when it already automatically shows up on What\’s New? Why should I have to go in and turn off all Custom Blog entries in What\’s New just to get rid of dupes like this? Makes no sense to me. Not picking on you but there is no need to add a Windows Live Space as a Custom Blog on Windows Live as it already is essentially there *as* a blog in Windows Live.

  2. Jaydeep

    I am having a problem to install windows live messenger

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