We’ve been hearing rumors of the closure of MSN Groups and its replacement by Windows Live Groups for years now. In an email, Claudia, Support Windows MSN Groups reveals that MSN Groups is “to close on February 21, 2009”, and that Windows Live Groups will launch on November 17, 2008.
From Claudia's email it appears that MSN Groups users will not be able to migrate directly to Windows Live Groups. Apparently, however, a service, called Multiply, will be offered in order to migrate MSN Groups to Multiply so that they can be preserved after MSN Groups is closed. The Spaces site referenced in the email is restricted access, however a SkyDrive folder on that site contains following four documents that relate to Multiply: