Linked Windows Live IDs

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For those that have multiple Windows Live IDs, you can now link your Windows Live accounts together and easily switch between them using the Linked Windows Live ID service.

To set this up, go to and look for the section called Linked Windows Live IDs. If you haven’t already linked any Live IDs, you will see a link titled “Link Windows Live IDs”, otherwise the link will be “Manage your linked IDs”. Once you have linked your IDs, you will need to sign out and sign back in again.

Not all of the Windows Live sites support this yet, but it’s any of the “Wave 2” sites, such as Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live Hotmail, and Windows Live Events, you can click on the top-right of the Windows Live header bar and you’ll be able to instantly switch to any of your linked IDs.

There are a few security concerns to pay attention to: