Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc said the move was made to reduce redundancy on their blog network. In addition to the content found on the Windows Phone blog, Blogging Windows will also merge posts on the Windows Experience Blog and Extreme Windows Blog. However, LeBlanc said that Blogging Windows will continue to feature Windows Phone content, including major announcements, new apps and games for the OS and more.
Indeed, LeBlanc says that Blogging Windows now has a special filter for users who just want to check out Microsoft's Windows Phone news. He stated:
"If you just want to see blog posts for Windows Phone, just choose the 'Phone' category and hit the apply button. This will sort everything that is relevant for Windows Phone for you. It will also provide you with an RSS feed you can subscribe to in your favorite RSS reader (I highly recommend Nextgen Reader). For anyone who was subscribed to the RSS for the Windows Phone Blog, we have put in place a redirect that will continue to update with posts relevant only for Windows Phone so you don't need to do anything."
The Windows for your Business, Building Apps for Windows and Exploring IE blogs will not be affected by the merge. LeBlanc also said that in the future, all the blogs will have support for threaded comments but those posts will require users to have a free Microsoft Account.
What do you think of these changes to Microsoft's blog network?