Messenger 8.1 Beta says: Hello World


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2 Jul 2005
Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta is released. It is what we call a dot release, the changes are not as major as in a major release (go figure) they are small updates to the existing stuff in Messenger
What’s new with Windows Live(TM) Messenger 8.1 Beta

Check out the features we’ve added:
• Redesigned, smarter contact cards give you more data about and easier access to your friends
• Your display name, status and personalization roam with you to any computer
• Try PC-to-phone calling with two free calls to virtually any phone in the world*
• Better server performance
• Automatic updates
• Improved sign-in performance
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Widows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta Info
Download Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta
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The 8.1 Beta info link is down. Any other one?
I personally experienced too many bad issues with WLM (comparing to 7.5). I hope that the "better server performance" feature will resolve these issues.
Honestly, I like WLM, but yes some of the sign-in issues are annoying. However, it's a lot easier to use. I won't be going to 8.1 till release because I like my patch. :)
Installed it on my desktop (running Vista RC2) yesterday. Ran into the crash bug, but fixed it using the instructions on the WLM blog:

Vista users please follow the work around below to avoid the "DEP flash crash".

1. Uninstall Flash Player (Click Start->Control Panel->Uninstall a Program, then select Flash Player)
2. Close Windows Live Messenger and any other programs that use Flash
3. Open Adobe public Flash Player beta site
4. Click "Download Installer for Windows Active X" to install

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Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
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Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
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