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Windows 7: MSN Web Messenger dies on June 30, 2009

26 Jun 2009   #1

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MSN Web Messenger dies on June 30, 2009

Microsoft is preparing to retire MSN Web Messenger on June 30, 2009. The software giant is asking its users to use the Web Messenger that is integrated in Windows Live People and Windows Live Hotmail.

Full Story: MSN Web Messenger dies on June 30, 2009 - Ars Technica

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26 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Windows Live Messenger is much improved over the old MSN but I'm sure there will be people either sad to see it go or who will have a lot of memories.

In many ways MSN changed the way we communicate or allowed us to accept various forms of instant communication. MSN , SMS, Twitter are all part of the same package.

Still I know heaps of people who have never used a MSN type of tool and surprisingly it is a tool which never successfully infiltrated business. I always thought that it (talking generically) was an ideal form of communication in small business especially.

I moved over to Digsby a year or so ago and although I check out WinLiveMess now-and-again Digsby is a best in class IMO.
Digsby has just updated too - and its memory use is small, its task bar notification of all your emails, twitter and Facebook is fantastic. It looks great, runs flawlessly in 7 and obviously, connects with all your other IM accounts.

Pidgin is open source and if you just want IM, is highly regarded. I presume its fine in 7.
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26 Jun 2009   #3

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

I never even knew they had a web based Messenger service, I've always installed the actual app or if I'm out-and-about I use e-messenger on my smart phone.
(e-messenger because the phones too old to run the Messenger Mobile app.)

They kept that service quiet.
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26 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

alot of people use it (or other services like it) on university computers
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26 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600 (x86 & x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
They kept that service quiet.
Sadly, I think Microsoft keeps too many services quiet. For example, very few people that I talk to know about the 25GB of free online storage with SkyDrive, and even less know it's free.
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26 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

I would say from this thread alone I am learning more about what Microsoft offers than anything else I have ever read. And, thanks to Charles Kane for the digsby thing. I had NO clue that ever existed and since I am getting a bit sick of connecting to different things all at once, this will be a great addition. Thanks SO much!
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26 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wise Vivi View Post
I would say from this thread alone I am learning more about what Microsoft offers than anything else I have ever read. And, thanks to Charles Kane for the digsby thing. I had NO clue that ever existed and since I am getting a bit sick of connecting to different things all at once, this will be a great addition. Thanks SO much!
Pleasure, just mind not to let them install their advertising stuff, only an issue when you do your first install so I've never even seen it, but its the usual toolbar crap.
I just love the way I've made it look and its ability to keep me up to date on my multiple email addresses (from the task bar) is just great.

Oh and welcome to the forum. Great stuff here but the Tutorials are outstanding.
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26 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Microsoft had to let MSN Web Messenger go because there weren't many people using it. Many of us had already moved over to alternatives and most importantly, Windows Live Messenger. It was sensible of them to do this. And Skydrive is a very great feature of Microsoft that everyone should know of. It's basically 25 GB of Free Space. But the problem is uploading to these servers. My upload speed is sadly very low.
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26 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

R.I.P MSN Web Messenger.
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26 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Pleasure, just mind not to let them install their advertising stuff, only an issue when you do your first install so I've never even seen it, but its the usual toolbar crap.
I just love the way I've made it look and its ability to keep me up to date on my multiple email addresses (from the task bar) is just great.

Oh and welcome to the forum. Great stuff here but the Tutorials are outstanding.
Thank you for the kind welcome. I have actually been keeping an eye on this forum since January but finally decided to join in on the fun.

I made sure not to install the other junk (I am advanced enough to avoid that BS), and have been loving my experience on Digsby so far. I have a few email accounts and three IM accounts and this has been awesome. Any other IM suggestions, or Digsby options I should look at? Might need a whole new thread! lol

Oh, and I used MSN web messenger on the odd occasion that I was on a computer that had no access to the MSN client. Worked wonders in those days.
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