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Windows Live Messenger Build 0562

February 10th, 2006 by Patrick S

A New Version of Windows Live messenger is now available on Microsoft connect. This is exclusive to mainstream Windows Live Messenger beta Testers (for now anyway). It has been dubbed build 0562.

In this release you will find many changes that were a result of your feedback! Some of what you will see is:

« New UI design
« New contact list design (no more hover behavior)
« A return of the old status icons
« A Sharing Folders status and progress bar
« The Sharing Folders activity log is now in a separate window
« New Voice platform
« Improved reliability
« Improved stability
« Improved performance
« Improved login performance

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You don’t want to download MSN Messenger beta 8

December 27th, 2005 by Patrick S

There is no MSN Messenger 8 yet. Not in public beta anyway.

However, there’s a new virus going around pretending to be “MSN Messenger 8 Working BETA”.

There’s two ways to catch it. First, by downloading it from a fake site where it has been supposedly “leaked”:

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If you download and run BETA8WEBINSTALL.EXE from that site, you won’t get a new chat client. Instead, your existing MSN Messenger will start to send download links to everyone in your contact list. It also connects your machine to a botnet server.

The download link always contains the recipients’ email address. For example, if you’d have a friend with email address, he would get a download link like

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Dec 13: Windows Live Messenger Beta – Released

December 13th, 2005 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

Today, the cat is out of the bag!

You: “Which cat? What Bag?”

The Windows Live Messenger Cat is out of the Microsoft Bag!

You: Cats? Bags? What are you talking about?

I don’t know, it’s an expression, work with me.

You: What if I’m allergic to cats? And have bag-a-phobia?

Seriously, it’s just the expression I’m using to announce that:

Windows Live Messenger Beta has been released to users…

(…Well, some users anyway.)

Windows Live Messenger Beta is now available for use and testing to a limited set of users in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Brazil, Korea, Netherlands, and Spain. More and more of you will be invited to join over the coming weeks/months.

Source: MessengerSays

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Tester Gear up for WLM launch this week.

December 13th, 2005 by Patrick S

Testers are receiving their invites for the next version of Microsoft’s consumer instant-messaging service. It’s still unclear whether this version supplants Windows Messenger, but it is certain that it will provide additional VOIP support. Microsoft is expected to make available to testers this week the first beta version of its Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service. According to a posting on the MSN Messenger enthusiast site, Microsoft will launch the first Windows Live Messenger beta test on Tuesday, December 13.

Read more here…

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MSN Beta expands testing opportunities

October 22nd, 2005 by Zack Whittaker

Microsoft MSN teams have made an attempt to expand the beta testing opportunities for testers around the world. With many new products on the go so soon after the release of MSN Messenger 7.5, MSN Spaces has been tipped for an update almost the same time as Xbox 360 gets released. Messenger 8.0 is also nearly ready for beta, so who knows what’s next.

Microsoft Connect Invitation Entry
form is where yo submit the code for your country of residence, you can apply to be part of some of the upcoming beta’s.

Arabia (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Oman, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar)
Austria – AU-B86F-P6HH
Australia – AU-X8FG-XWR9
– CA-8VPP-8W8V
China – CH-4PYP-H4D4
Denmark – DADK-W8VG-GJT2
Finland – FIFI-KHX6-87BH
France – FR-XJGB-JV79
Hungary – HUHU-2WX8-3T4M
Israel – ISR-3H7B-F4HP
Korea – KO-9BV2-T2BP
America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico)
– ESLA-29D8-F99C
Malaysia – ENMY-K9YX-YQCG
Netherlands – NE-3G4X-4M84
New Zealand
Poland – PLPL-684W-D4QT
Portugal – PTPT-XTBD-6FTH
Russia – RURU-VKG3-3DC6
Singapore – ENSG-9G8C-DPTH
Slovakia – SKSK-TFHK-PXF2
Slovenia – SLSI-F6F8-YWPF
South Africa – ENZA-BBX6-R3RY
Spain – SP-RKFT-CV2X
Swiss German – DECH-7PFK-VBFH
Turkey – TRTR-JBJH-376K
United Kingdom – UK-HQ69-6JBQ
United States – US-64JX-J2HJ
US/Spanish – ESUS-2YB6-8C94

Thanks to Chris Overd

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Bot2k3 V4.1

October 15th, 2005 by Patrick S

Over the past year i have been beta testing a bot, a MSN chat bot, infact THE worlds biggest chat bot on the msn protacol.
Bot2k3 is probably the single most advanced IM bot in the world with its advanced features and its oh so useful tools etc.

Among the meany features are the ability to have chat rooms and multiplayer games within it. Its very popular but can always do with more users.
Why dont you add it using this mirror:

bot2k3 mirrors

I look foward to seeing you on there…

Bot2k3 Mirrors

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Microsoft & Yahoo are joining forces

October 12th, 2005 by Patrick S

MICROSOFT and Yahoo are preparing to link their free instant messaging services to take on AOL and Google.

The deal, the first major alliance between two of the web’s main providers of instant messaging, will allow users of Microsoft’s MSN Messenger service and Yahoo Messenger to swap instantaneous text messages with each other.
A Microsoft spokeswoman and a Yahoo spokeswoman declined to comment on the alliance, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The tie-up will also give users of both services the ability to communicate via voice as well, a feature that up to now has been restricted to users within each service, the source said.
In all honesty i dont really like the sound of this I have never liked Yahoo messenger and IMHO messenger always had one up on all of the comp.
Ahh well we’ll see what happens

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Lotso Messenger News

August 24th, 2005 by Patrick S

Woah today there has been ALOT of news about IM’s in general…

  • MSN Messenger 7.5 final has been Released (the release build is 7.5.0299) you can grab the latest copy from HERE It sounds pretty nice..Ill prob Download a copy today 😀 😀 😀

    Source- neowinNeowin:

    “Among the new features are Dymanic Backgrounds and Voice Clips. Dynamic Backgrounds fill your MSN Messenger conversations and subtly animate during the conversation. Voice Clips allow you to send short audio clips (15 secs max) to your friends on MSN Messenger.

    New audio improvements mean talking over MSN Messenger is far improved from recent versions.”

    You can also do the following by adding them as links into your own personal website:

    Start a conversation with a contact:


    Add a contact to your contact list:


    Send an invitation to start a voice conversation:


    Send an invitation to start a video conversation:


    Download MSN 7.5 Final


  • ALSO… Google has released an IM client… Google Talk From what I see it looks okay…Ill prob try that too (there are so many IM clients now!! ) :S

    “Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk is simple and intuitive to use. There’s no clutter, no pop-ups, no unnecessary software to install. Talk also features some interesting VoIP features like Skype. Google Talk uses the Jabber protocol however instant messaging members of other clients doesn’t appear to be supported. There’s no Linux or Mac client yet, but there are guides to connecting to the protocol on iChat, Gaim, and Trillian.”< /blockquote>

    Who knows what will happen but i am betting that Google talk will be popular too…
    Ill tell you what i think of them when I get some time to download them…Untill then…

    See ya later,
    Patrick S

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    August 18th, 2005 by Patrick S

    I just got an invite for web2messenger. Its a cool new feature written by TM and lord of the earth. It gives you the ability to add a form onto your web site etc and get contacted through MSN messenger. It’s awesome!
    Though still getting the bugs worked out of it I think its a great service and has high potential.
    Ill put a button at the bottom of this post. You can give it a try if you like 😀
    Heres what TB says about it…

    “Have you ever wanted to give your blog or webpage visitors the ability to message you on MSN, without having thousands of random people adding you?
    Or are you just sick and tired of spambots harvesting your email for purposes you wouldn’t like ?
    Would you like to display your current status, name, and personal message on your site, in your forum avatar, or anywhere else on the web ?
    From now on, this will no longer require you to spend hours trying to program your own PHP-script to do so, if you would even be able to. is a site that will do all this for you, all you have to do is sign up, and everything will be arranged by us.”

    So long for now :),
    Patrick Squire

    Click this to test it out… 🙂

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