A billion requests a month with Windows Live Presence API

We launched the Windows Live Presence API and Windows Live Messenger IM Control back in November 2007

Since then, a growing number of sites like Daum in Korea, and applications like the Windows Live Messenger Facebook application have steadily increased the usage of the API and the control.  We’re happy to report that during the month of August, we received over a BILLION presence requests from all those applications!  That’s over 300 per second on average.  The fact that we hit a milestone like this is amazing when you consider that in the Messenger world, August is typically a slow month, with people on holidays and school vacations.

Thanks to everybody who is using the Messenger APIs!  Please let us know how we can improve our offerings so we can better meet your needs.  And we look forward to serving billions and billions more in the future!

Keiji Kanazawa
Program Manager
Windows Live Contacts and Messenger Platform


Comments (5)

  1. Student finance says:

    Yes I’m a huge fan of facebook, so thats very helpfull.


  2. Kip says:

    Congratulations, Keiji

    Pretty amazing stat!

  3. It has been just over a year since we announced the release of the IM Control and Presence API . I wanted

  4. Simon Sparks says:

    It would make things simpler if a website could request a unique API key like google offer for all their APIs

    So that requests like this could be made


    This alleviates the need to obtain the unique user id instead of using the e-mail address.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Simon Sparks

    sparks2k2 (at) hotmail (dot) com