MSN Taiwan Builds Web Messenger with Messenger Library

Today, we’re showcasing a new stand-alone web-based IM client that MSN Taiwan has built using the Messenger Library. The client is tailored to Taiwanese users and gives instant access to contacts as well as other parts of Windows Live like Hotmail and Spaces. The client is in Chinese, but if you’d like to check it…


ClipClub Integrates Messenger Library

MSN Germany has built an application called ClipClub that does a great job of integrating social functionality into an experience for browsing videos. The site uses both Silverlight and the Messenger Library to achieve a polished experience. You can not only view videos, but mark videos as favorites and view your buddies’ favorite videos. There…


Messenger Library on MyLife

Another site has taken advantage of the Messenger Library to enable presence and instant messaging integration into its experience. The site is called MyLife and it’s a virtual world that lets users write in their diary and interact with their friends. To check out the Messenger functionality, click here. Otherwise, visit Angus’ post to see…


Messenger Library on Canal+

Another user tile. Above all, the Messenger functionality blends seamlessly with the look and feel of the application. This is a great example of what you can do with the


Come talk to us at PDC2008

Hi Everyone,   A few of us will be attending the PDC2008 Conference (Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference) in LA this week (Monday, October 27th – Thursday, October 30th). For those of you that will be attending the conference, come by the Microsoft Pavilion and look for us at the “Live Services” booth. We would love…


Support for HTML 5 Standards

One of the challenges of developing web applications these days is browser compatibility. As part of our commitment to support the newest browsers and browser-technologies, the Messenger & Contacts Web Platform team is planning to utilize some of the latest HTML 5 standards in our future releases. One of the first HTML 5 features that…


Messenger Library on Friend Magnet

This is another great example of the Windows Live Messenger Library in action. is an online game built by ninemsn (the Australian MSN joint venture). The game is pretty much one of those prize machines that you would find at a carnival or bowling alley. First you select an online friend to play with….


Messenger Library V2.5 released!

It’s been about a month and half since we released Messenger Library 2.0.   We’re happy to report that Messenger Library 2.5 (WLML 2.5) is now available.  WLML 2.5 is fully backwardly compatible with WLML 2.0 and WLML 1.0.  Those older versions of the library continue to be available.WLML 2.5 offers the following new features: Easier…

Messenger Library Script# Update

For developers that are using Script# to develop their applications with the Windows Live Messenger Library, we’re pleased to report that the latest version ( – released yesterday), has an updated metadata assembly containing our new V2.0 APIs. The other reason you may be interested in this update is that it adds support for FxCop,…


Messenger Library on

xat, in its own words is, “a fun social networking site with the coolest online chat box.” Essentially, they let you embed a chat gadget into your web site that enables your users to chat about a particular topic. We’re featuring them here today because they’ve integrated with the Windows Live Messenger Library. Recently, they…