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

26 Jun 2009   #11
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wise Vivi View Post
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
Digsby is all pretty obvious I think - tabbed IM windows, plenty of plugins, nice skins, close to the Taskbar and have all your notifications show ....


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26 Jun 2009   #12
The Wise Vivi

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Digsby is all pretty obvious I think - tabbed IM windows, plenty of plugins, nice skins, close to the Taskbar and have all your notifications show ....
Ok, sounds good. Thanks so much again! See you around!
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27 Jun 2009   #13
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Does that mean that sites like ebuddy.com won't be able to use messenger services?
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27 Jun 2009   #14
techie2008

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Good bye MSN Messenger - the memories
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27 Jun 2009   #15
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techie2008 View Post
Good bye MSN Messenger - the memories
MSN Messenger does not die. WEB messenger does.
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27 Jun 2009   #16
techie2008

Windows 7 x64
 
 

my bad
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27 Jun 2009   #17
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
MSN Messenger does not die. WEB messenger does.
Quite right.

Here's the Windows Live Blog announcement

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26/06/2009
MSN Web Messenger is retiring

With new web-based instant messaging (IM) now available in Windows Live Hotmail worldwide, we are preparing to retire MSN Web Messenger. The old MSN Web Messenger experience will end on June 30, 2009.
With Hotmail’s new web-based IM, you can chat from your Hotmail inbox or contact list, instead of going to MSN Web Messenger (MSN Web Messenger). Go directly to the Windows Live People page (also known as “your contact list”) at http://people.live.com and sign into Messenger (orange arrow in the picture below) to continue instant messaging on the web with your Messenger friends.
What I didn't realize is that the online version of Messenger is integrated into the Hotmail Interface.

I rarely use Hotmail and had never noticed it before.

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Pretty handy, I suppose


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28 Jun 2009   #18
1chaoticadult

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
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.
I only use MSN web messenger a few times a few years back. Digsby is great program, it just keeps getting better and better. I got so tried of Trillian its bugs and memory hogging. Pidgin is fine, but to me Digsby is much better.
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