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|Size||18.9MB (19,892,080 bytes)|
|Type||Instant messaging client|
Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1235.0517 Beta installer file has a size of 18.9 MB (19,892,080 bytes).
File details Edit
Product name: Windows Live Installer
Product version: 12.0.1202.0516
File type: Application (.exe)
File size: 18.9 MB (19,892,080 bytes)
File description: Windows Live installer client executable
File version: 12.0.1202.516
Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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- Voice calling
- This feature will let users who sign up for Windows Live Call to easily call landline and mobile phones. You will be able to set up a Windows Live phone call account through the Messenger interface and start making calls within minutes. You will be able to purchase minutes upfront, then add minutes when your balance runs low. One of the great things about this will be the affordable domestic and international calls you will be able to make.
- You will still be able to make PC-to-PC calls for free, with no need to sign up for a Windows Live Call account, so long as you and your Messenger contact both have compatible speakers and microphones (or headsets).
- Sharing Folders
- Sharing Folders will be a new and simple way for you to share personal photos, documents, and files with your Messenger contacts. You will be able to create a Sharing Folder by simply dragging files onto a contact name in Messenger. This will create an exact copy of the files on both you and your contact's computers, and create a Sharing Folder that can be accessed from Messenger, and on the desktop.
- Sharing Folders will be easier than e-mail for sharing photos and documents. In a Sharing Folder, any time a file in the folder is added, modified, or deleted, those changes will be synchronized with the person you’re sharing with. The Sharing File icon in Messenger will also show you a gleam on a contact so you will know when a Sharing File has been updated. And it’s a simple drag-and-drop to share files, even simpler than the "send file" and "save as" functions you are already familiar with in Messenger.
- Sharing Folders will work pretty much like the PC folder experience you already know, so it will make sense right away. Just like in Windows, you will be able to drag-and-drop, get different views of files, copy, paste, etc. You will be able to access a Sharing Folder from your desktop, to manage files whether online or offline. A Sharing Folder requires virtually zero setup or configuration, and efficiently handles file synchronization without any fuss.
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Change logs Edit
- Changed the minimum requirements from Windows XP SP1 to Windows XP SP2
- The look
- The next thing (or probably the first thing) you will notice is Messenger Setup looks different than previous Messenger releases.
- The desktop shortcut
- During the Messenger setup, you may notice that you are not prompted to create a desktop shortcut for Messenger.
- The start menu shortcuts
- After the setup, you will notice that the start menu shortcuts are included in a Windows Live folder so you can easily find all your Windows Live clients. If you had Messenger installed previously, your other start menu shortcut will still appear.
- Microsoft Update
- If you read through the setup screens carefully, you will notice that the updates are going to be published through Microsoft Update.
- The look
- Changes in sign in window
- New menu placements
- Conversation window
- The typing indicator and "Last message received.." information has moved.
- New bunny emoticon
- Integration with Windows Live OneCare Family Safety which allows parental control over signing in and adding new contacts
- Windows Live Folders is a service that allows you to upload files to a private or public folder hosted by Microsoft.
See also Edit
- Windows Live Messenger — Windows Live Messenger