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Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft's earlier instant messaging (IM) service, which provided text messaging, file sharing, and voice and video calling. Launched in 1999 as MSN Messenger, in 2005, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger (the IM in Windows XP) were combined into one system under the Windows Live umbrella. Users could instant message with each other as well as Yahoo! Messenger users. In 2013, Messenger merged into Microsoft's Skype video calling service. See MSN, MSN Messenger and Windows Live.
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THE last ping of an instant message will be heard in October when Microsoft Window's Live Messenger becomes, well, a dead messenger.
Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service.
Houston, TX, March 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Presensoft Inc., a leader in email and instant message archive and compliance, continues to record all instant message (IM) communication during the Windows Live Messenger (WLM) to Skype migration with the IM Policy Manager.
occurred, but Skype owner Microsoft's discontinuation of its Windows Live Messenger service on 15 March may have been a catalyst.
There are also applications which showcase Windows 8 as a social media hub, integrating Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live Messenger. This makes social networking a lot easier, but may be an unwanted distraction.
IM+ supports many chat clients including Yahoo, Google Talk, Facebook, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and AIM.
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The list of VoIP services that has been given the green light include popular mobile and desktop applications Viber, PalTalk, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger. Curiously omitted from the list is Skype, which is still languishing for approval from TRA.
Along with public chat rooms, Pingbox and Windows Live Messenger interoperability are all scheduled to be removed on 14 December, and some other features will disappear at the end of January, the report said.
Windows Live Messenger, on the other hand, will be retired during the first quarter of next year, with the exception of mainland China, Tony Bates, president of Microsoft's Skype division, said in a blog post last week.
Software giant Microsoft has debuted a communications platform for small businesses built around the video networking service Skype -- which was acquired by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion and is taking the place of Windows Live Messenger. Skype in the Workspace is a free Web community that enables SMBs to network with potential customers, conduct video-based informational seminars and market their products and services.