That's right, say hello to Windows Live Messenger, because it's out and it's final.
It's been a long run for this app; we first started seeing traces of Windows Live Messenger in late August of 2005. It all started with 2 screenshots that leaked to web. Not too long after that, an unconfirmed features list leaked to the web as well (Many of which were in fact fake).
Finally after months of anticipation, the first ever leak of WLM surfaced on the net, build 290. Within days it was in the masses. Two months later, the first official beta version was released, build 365.
And now, after months and months of beta testing, Windows Live Messenger is finally out and about for the public to see and use. Build 8.0.0787 has just been released. Windows Live Messenger is Microsoft's next generation of messaging applications, as the predecessor of MSN Messenger; Windows Live Messenger has many great new features, such as:
- Great new UI
- Customizable interface (color)
- PC-2-PC Calling
- PC-2-Phone Calling
- Store up to 600 contacts
- Capability to edit your contacts info/nickname
- Offline Messaging
- Sharing Folders
And much much more, but I don't want to take up the whole front page. It's the end of an era; during the length of the beta WLM has had dramatic changes. With the help of all the testers involved, WLM has been shaped to what we see today.
So say bye bye to MSN Messenger and the good old butterfly, and say hello to Windows Live Messenger...
Download: WLM Final Build (8.0.0787)