Messenger Web Toolkit is now part of Messenger Connect!

Hi! If you follow Windows Live, then you know that we have just released a new Beta of Windows Live with great new features including a new version of Messenger.  We also announced an expanded 3rd party platform called Messenger Connect that includes all previous Messenger Web Toolkit features and more. We have started a…


Resolving a conflict with ASP.NET Ajax Extensions

Sites that are using ASP.NET 3.5 or ASP.NET 4.0 Ajax Extensions (The ScriptManager, UpdatePanel and other controls) may run into a conflict when using version 3.7 of the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit. The conflict occurs because ASP.NET Ajax Extensions use a built-in version of Microsoft Ajax runtime which is older than the one used…

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New V3.7 Browser Support Matrix

With the release of the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit V3.7 we are now distinguishing between levels of browser support – full and limited. Going forward, fully supported browsers should behave consistently across all scenarios while limited support browsers may have minor issues including unobtrusive UI defects. Limited support browsers are determined based on market…

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Introducing Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit V3.7

  We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit (MWT) Version 3.7 in all markets! V3.7 improves the Messenger Web Toolkit by adding the following. Offline IM – Users can now IM offline contacts, just like they can in the Messenger desktop client. ASP.NET Ajax Library Integration –…


Messenger Web Toolkit Scales for Hotmail and MSN

Have you ever wondered how well the Messenger Web Toolkit scales? What if we told you it scales enough for some of the largest web sites in the world? Well it does! Hotmail and MSN both depend on the Messenger Web Toolkit to offer instant messaging functionality to their users. Hotmail alone has more than…

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Announcing windows live Messenger Web Toolkit v3.5: better UI, faster development, richer experience for non-Messenger users

We’ve been working hard on the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit (MWT) which allows you to connect your web site to 330M+ people who use Windows Live Messenger every month! Today we’d like to announce the availability of the Messenger Web Toolkit v3.5 which will enhance the user experience, make it easier to enable sharing…


Social website Dernek.ba adds Messenger Web Toolkit

Dernek.ba is a popular social website based in Bosnia and Herzegovina with several hundred thousand users as of February 2009. By adding the toolkit to their website, Dernek.ba now has given its large user base the option to instant message their friends right from the website. After signing in to the website using their Dernek.ba…

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Windows Live Messenger loves scripters too: how to get it in your PHP web app

Hey this is James Senior here, Microsoft’s Social Web Evangelist. I work on all our Web Platform and Social related technologies and I’m excited to let you all know about some tutorials we have released. A common misconception is that the cool functionality in the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit is only available to developers…