MSN Makes More Blogging, Aggregator Tweaks

Microsoft is continuing to enhance its and MSN Spaces properties. (Microsoft Watch)

MSN is fleshing out its Weblogging and aggregator products by adding new features on a regular basis.

MSN released its third refresh of the aggregator last month, adding tabbed search results, new style sheets and additional customization features.

Users of Microsofts Web aggregator can now "roam" their settings by enlisting their Microsoft Passport accounts, according to MSN programmers.

While logging in with a Passport account allows users to access their page at any computer, users without a Passport account, or who purge their cookies regularly, still face limitations.

The team also has made changes to the sidebar, RSS modules and Favorites. The sidebar has been reorganized to include a section for "my content," top feeds, their widgets ("starlets"), categories and staff picks.

In addition, content from the sidebar can be dragged and dropped onto users Start page. A Favorites starlet was added to manage users choice sites.

On the MSN Spaces front, MSN has added more mobile capabilities to its MSN Spaces blogging service.

The new features include the ability to create a Space from a mobile device, including Pocket PCs, Palms and most mobile phones.

Users also can view from a phone their contacts recently updated Spaces; and fully manage their own Spaces sites, down to the level of adding entries, comments and changing their settings from their mobile phones.

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