Windows Live Messenger Now Available

Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by madmatt, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    Microsoft Corp. today released Windows Live Messenger, available at, one of the first of more than 20 new Windows Live services to launch globally over the course of the year.

    “Windows Live is all about giving consumers the tools and services theyneed to be in control as they stay connected to the people they careabout, on top of the information that is important to them, and betterprotected across all their online activities,” said Martin Taylor,corporate vice president of Windows Live and MSN at Microsoft.

    Features of Windows Live Messenger include the following:
    • Video Call - The free, synchronized audio and video service in Windows Live Messenger
    • Windows Live Call with Verizon Web Calling service.
    • Cordless phones designed exclusively for Windows Live Messenger - Uniden America Corp. and Philips recently introduced phones that make the Windows Live Call feature for Windows Live Messenger available in North America and Europe.
    • Microsoft LifeCams optimized for Windows Live Messenger - Microsoft Hardware and the Windows Live services group announced last week a line of webcams that are designed for use with Windows Live Messenger.
    • Sharing Folders - Now sharing is as easy as dragging and dropping a file. Customers can more easily share their files and personal photos with family, friends and colleagues on their Windows Live Messenger Contact List.
    • Windows Live Contacts - Contact information is always current with Windows Live Contacts in Windows Live Messenger.
    • Integration with Windows Live services - Windows Live Messenger integrates with other Windows Live services such as Windows Live Search, Windows Live Local, Windows Live Mail and MSN Spaces.

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anything exctiingly different?
    Does it look any different in vista?
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    no it doesn't look any different in vista, not that i can see anyway

    the main features are listed above :p
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Got it this morning...
    They say its got Live Text... but I haven't seen it.. probably coz my friends are still using MSN. :p
  5. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Turtle Island
    I installed it on the GF's PC... I can sign into my account, her account but I keep getting the error message that the service is temporarily unavailable for the kid's account. The kid's account signs in fine on Windows Messenger and Trillian.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2006
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    anyone got a screenshot, i want to know if it's different then the one I have now..

    *edit, checked the site another time, found it
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2006