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…


Live Journal brings IM to its users with the Messenger Web Toolkit

LiveJournal.com is a large online community where users can keep a blog, journal or diary. It currently has millions of users, from USA, Russia, Canada and other countries. By integrating the Windows Live Messenger Library into their site, LiveJournal.com enables their users to communicate directly in real time. “LiveJournal Messenger is a new service for…

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Important News for Windows Live Messenger Library version 1.0, 2.0, and 2.5 sites

On August 10th, we are migrating all Windows Live Messenger Library version 1.0, 2.0, and 2.5 sites to Windows Live Messenger Library version 3.1. For sites that are using one of these versions of the Windows Live Messenger Library, no work is required.  We will automatically point these older versions to the 3.1 version of…

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UI Controls now available in over 40 languages!

Hello! Hallo! Guten Tag! Buenos días! Hola! Alo! Hallå! It’s just a selection of some of the languages the UI controls are now available in. We are very excited to announce that in total over 40 new languages are available for the UI Controls, as well as greatly improving support for right-to-left languages! Because localization…

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Photobucket adds Sizzle and Sharing via IM to Spice Up Photo Search

  Like Bing’s great multimedia search?  Did you know other companies are innovating in the multimedia search space? Today Photobucket announced their own way to push the boundaries of visual search. They combined a killer user experience (based on Silverlight) with one of the most popular sharing behaviors on the web – instant messaging.  Try…