We launched the Windows Live Presence API and Windows Live Messenger IM Control back in November 2007

Since then, a growing number of sites like Daum in Korea, and applications like the Windows Live Messenger Facebook application have steadily increased the usage of the API and the control.  We’re happy to report that during the month of August, we received over a BILLION presence requests from all those applications!  That’s over 300 per second on average.  The fact that we hit a milestone like this is amazing when you consider that in the Messenger world, August is typically a slow month, with people on holidays and school vacations.

Thanks to everybody who is using the Messenger APIs!  Please let us know how we can improve our offerings so we can better meet your needs.  And we look forward to serving billions and billions more in the future!

Keiji Kanazawa
Program Manager
Windows Live Contacts and Messenger Platform