I have hosted Windows Live Messenger control on my blog ( see on the left side) you can ping me and start a conversation to talk about the new and latest platform and technologies from Microsoft, i would be able to answer most of the questions and can point you to some great resources.

i got a ping today from "Manjeet" an anonymous reader who wanted to know how can they start on PPS - Performance point server - here are couple of great resources for PPS

http://www.microsoft.com/bi

http://www.microsoft.com/business/performancepoint/howtobuy/trial-software.aspx - it has some great trainings and documentation

http://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=181 http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.SQLServer

PS:if you want to host Live messenger on your website - Messenger Demo webcast will is an easy step by step instruction on doing it.