From Microsoft:

Today, Microsoft announced that 20 new third-party feed partners, and 3 new contacts partners will be rolling out globally on Windows Live this week, giving 500 million+ Windows Live customers more ways to share their lives online lives and communicate with the people they care about.

What's New:

  • Feeds partners available to consumers this week at home.live.com include Facebook, Digg and SmugMug.
  • New contacts partners, MySpace, hi5, and Tagged, join Facebook and LinkedIn this week in allowing Windows Live customers to reciprocally invite contacts between Windows Live and these social networks.
  • In the coming months, MySpace customers will be able to share activities and updates from MySpace with their Windows Live network as MySpace joins Windows Live as a feeds partner.

With a total of over 30 leading global and regional web companies now available on Windows Live, customers can easily share their activities from across the Web.

Related: Q&A with Windows Live general manager Brian Hall:

We’re releasing an important update to Windows Live that’s really about two things ...

We’ve added 20 new third-party content partners that you can integrate with Windows Live, bringing the total number of third-party content partners to more than 30. According to the latest data from comScore, there are more than 600 million active users on the various blogging sites, social networks and photo sharing sites that Windows Live has partnered with, and many of these people also make up the 500 million users on Windows Live. This update will make it easier for Windows Live customers to connect with their activities on these other sites and share them with friends in their Windows Live network.

We’re working with three new contacts partners — MySpace, hi5 and Tagged —so you can easily invite your contacts from third-party sites into Windows Live and vice versa, rather than having a different set of friends and contacts on each site.