Microsoft aiming to give Windows Live Messenger a leg up with new features

by admin November 27, 2007 at 3:59 pm

Windows Messenger started out its life as a small instant messaging application: version 4 came bundled with Windows XP, and later, downloadable versions reached version 7.5. In more recent years it has morphed into a larger, ad-supported application called Windows Live Messenger that started out at version 8 and later got bumped to 8.1, with 8.5 just coming out of beta last week. Now, Microsoft is preparing a major upgrade to the already feature-laden program, and select beta testers have been receiving invites from the Microsoft Connect service for Version 9.0, which is scheduled for public release in late 2008 or early 2009.

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