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Windows Live ID First To Support Multiple Accounts

Windows Live ID has added a huge new feature, the ability to link multiple IDs together and switch between them by just clicking an arrow. If you have more than one Windows Live ID, go to account.live.com and link them together, linking multiple (at least four, maybe more accounts). Then, in newer Live Wave 2 products, you can hit a drop-down arrow to switch between accounts, without logging out and back in again.

Of the big authentication systems, only Windows Live has enabled this feature, which now makes using their ID systems a whole lot easier (instead of a big pain). Out of necessity, I have two Live IDs, one linked to my ten year old Hotmail account, one to my domain email, and now I can safely use both. For now, you get it on Live Hotmail, plus Live Home, Live Spaces and SkyDrive (according to Jamie below) to switch between email accounts, and it should be expanded to more Live services soon.

Check LiveSide for more info and screenshots.

October 23rd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Live, Windows | 2 comments



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  1. Nathan,
    I see it in a lot more places than that. http://home.live.com, my Live Space site and Skydrive all possess this account switching feature.

    -Jamie

    Comment by Jamie Thomson | October 23, 2007

  2. Thanks, Jamie. You scored a link in the post above.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | October 23, 2007

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