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Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0689 beta

Posted on Tuesday, May 09 2006 @ 13:40:30 CEST by LSDsmurf

A temporary problem in Messenger [fixed]
    You may be noticing the problem in the form of your sharing folder icon gone missing, your beta invitations having vanished, the entry points to the messenger phone feature, a few other buttons here and there might not be where you’re used to seeing them.

    Fear not! Nothing is lost except the entry points – and that is temporary. We’re working now to figure out the problem (to talk to the right cloud) I’ll post back here when the problems fixed.

    To see the results of the happy reunion, sign out of Messenger, exit the application and sign back in. If you don’t see a fixed version, wait about 30/60 minutes and try again. It takes a little while for the fix to reach every country.

Signing In:
  • Integration with the Windows Live the new Windows Live Sign-in Assistant for IE makes life way easier if you often sign-in with multiple accounts or share a computer (with people you trust). The assistant lets the web sign-in page use your saved credentials just like messenger does - so you can just pick the ID you want instead of retyping it everytime. Oh, and while we're on the topic of sign-in, Messenger remembers the display pictures/main window color of each ID, so when you switch you're KNOW you've picked the right one.
  • It’s no Jitterbug or Macarena, but check out the new dancing buddies during sign-in. Can’t see a difference? Besides better-looking icons, they’re actually spinning the other direction (we didn’t want them to get dizzy). Also – the dance is shorter because Login time is WAY faster than in the previous Betas.
Hey Good-Lookin:
  • Sweet Colorization Of the Main Window
  • Eye-catching Eye-cons.
  • Totally new look for Windows Live Call, Computer to Phone Calling (brought to you by Verizon, now the MCI is no more)
  • “To: Line” moved locations, check it out:
  • For you minimalists, you: Hiding Display Pictures in one conversation window now hides them in every conversation window
  • More fun for the minimalists – now you can keep your windows small, but still get at all the functionality thanks to scrolling toolbar on the conversation window….
  • ...And the main window.
  • New default display picture (actually, I think it’s a little strange - Jasmine thinks "spooky" i think "sad & cold"…maybe it will encourage people to get a real display picture)
Features & Functionality:
  • Overall Performance Improvements. EVERYTHING is faster than it was in 7.5
  • Return of the Today Page, known in a previous life as MSN Today. I wonder if the Today Page team somehow made it sunny in Seattle...
  • My personal favorite feature: No more “so-and-so says:” separating consecutive IMs from the same person. (Turn this on in the Options Menu)
  • Copy & paste your friends’ personal messages – especially good if your friend puts a URL as their message.
  • Rhapsody Integration, US only...more on this later this week.
  • Answer a Call straight from a toast (until you get a handset, that is)
  • New Sounds Management - turn on exactly which sounds you want to play when. Upload your own sounds to personalize the music of messenger.

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