Messenger Web Toolkit Updated!

Hi,We want to let you know that we have rolled out an update to the Messenger Web Toolkit.With this update, The Messenger Web Toolkit UI Controls should work better in IE6 We have changed the sign in text from “IM Here” to “Sign In” to make it more clear what it does Performance should be…


Hotmail Web IM with Messenger Web Toolkit!

Hi everyone! Last month, while we were busy launching the Messenger Web Toolkit beta at Mix09, Hotmail quietly introduced its Web IM feature in a few markets.  Yesterday, Hotmail Web IM became available in a lot more markets, including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the USA. Here, at the Messenger Web Toolkit…


Using the Messenger Web Toolkit for Real Time Social Experiences on the Web

[This is a guest blog post by Ed Kaim. Ed runs SharpLogic, a technology consultancy in Redmond, WA, that specializes in using Microsoft platform technology to build RIAs. SharpLogic has worked with the Messenger API from its earliest days to build collaborative software.] I was recently working at my desk when I had the revelation…

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Even faster IM’s!

The Windows Live Messenger Library 3.0, that is included in the latest release of the Messenger Web Toolkit, introduces a few user experience improvements. The previous versions of the Messenger Library used session based messaging for IM conversations. As with any session based protocol there was a noticeable delay between the session initiation and the…

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Better Experiences around User Generated Content

Getting Users Engaged One of the biggest challenges that User Generated Content sites face is getting users to participate.  Users need to feel engaged and comfortable on a site before they choose to spend their time writing comments, uploading photos or sharing links. Users feel more engaged and comfortable on your site when they see…

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