We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit (MWT) Version 3.7 in all markets!

V3.7 improves the Messenger Web Toolkit by adding the following.

  • Offline IM - Users can now IM offline contacts, just like they can in the Messenger desktop client.
  • ASP.NET Ajax Library Integration – Starting in V3.7, the Messenger Web Toolkit UI Controls are built as ASP.NET Ajax Library (http://asp.net/ajaxlibrary/) controls.  This means you can add MWT Controls to your pages using standard declarative and programmatic methods of ASP.NET Ajax Library.
  • Improved Application Contacts – We’ve improved application contact functionality to work better based on feedback we received in V3.5.  Application contacts defined on a page no longer are carried across to new pages.  This helps applications avoid hitting the 250 contact limit for application contacts.

We continue to add support for more browsers, with support added for Firefox 3.6 and Chrome 3. 

You can find more details about our changes in the updated documentation

Give it a try at http://dev.live.com/messenger, and send us any questions in our forum: http://bit.ly/AskMessenger.

Happy coding!

Messenger Web Toolkit Team