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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library on Canal+

    Another Messenger Library app has been spotted; this time by the French television channel, Canal+. Just recently they added Messenger integration into their popular Soccer site. Fans can now watch videos on Canal+ and log into Messenger to chat with their friends. The functionality is straight forward...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Support for HTML 5 Standards

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  • Blog Post: Messenger Library on Friend Magnet

    This is another great example of the Windows Live Messenger Library in action. Friendmagnet.com.au 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 (0.5.1.0 - released yesterday), has an updated metadata assembly containing our new V2.0 APIs. The other reason you may be interested in this update...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library on xat.com

    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...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library 2 Contact List Sample

    We recently shipped version 2 of the Windows Live Messenger Library . In it, we added a number of features to make your life as a developer easier. We'll be showcasing a few of these in this blog post and its corresponding sample. Our sample itself is built using Script# , which is an awesome C# to JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library on ninemsn's Dolly

    As you know, we continue to showcase compelling applications built on top of the Windows Live Messenger Library . Today, ninemsn , a news and media destination in Australia, announced their Dolly Messenger application built on version 2 of the Messenger Library. You can read the press release by ninemsn...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library V2.0 available now!

    We are happy to announce that Windows Live Messenger Library 2.0 (WLML 2.0) is available immediately. We encourage everyone to try it out. WLML 2.0 is backward compatible with WLML 1.0. In addition, the V1.0 API continues to be available with no changes. WLML 2.0 offers the following new changes: Sorted...
  • Blog Post: Messenger Library on Linerider.com

    Line Rider recently released a new version of their popular game which incorporates the use of the Windows Live Messenger Library. For the uninitiated, Line Rider is a Silverlight-based game that involves drawing one or more lines/tracks on which a boy with a sled can ride on. The game has garnered a...
  • Blog Post: Localhost Support in Messenger Library

    If you've developed an application with the Messenger Library, you're probably aware that when you are testing your application locally, in the past you've had to go through the trouble of providing a hosts entry with a valid domain name and then using that value when instantiating the SignInControl...
  • Blog Post: New Language Support

    Just recently, we added two new markets to the IM Control and Messenger Library. The languages that we added, namely Hebrew and Arabic, are unique in that they are the first right-to-left languages we have supported. For developers that have handled globalization before, you probably recognize the unique...
  • Blog Post: Custom Presence in the Messenger Library

    The Messenger Library gives developers several value-added features above and beyond the Windows Live Messenger client. One of them is Custom Presence. With custom presence, your site can place its own presence properties on signed-in users. This allows your application to “light up” rich features between...
  • Blog Post: Mix08 Samples on Codeplex

    We've posted the JavaScript and C# (Script#) code samples from Mix08 on Codeplex . Take a look and let us know what other types of samples you'd like to see! http://www.codeplex.com/messenger Keiji, Nikhil, and Steve
  • Blog Post: Great Messenger Library tutorials on LiveSide

    Several great introductory tutorials have been posted over on the developer blog at LiveSide which walks you through the basics of using the Messenger Library. If you're interested in getting it up and running quickly, I encourage you to check the articles out. Windows Live Messenger Web Controls...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 Presentations - Check them out!

    If you weren't able to make it to MIX last week, you missed a couple of great presentations by Angus Logan and Keiji Kanazawa which delved into some of the cool work that we and others within Windows Live are delivering. Luckily, all of the sessions are recorded and placed online so even if you missed...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Windows Live Messenger Developer Blog!

    Welcome to the new Messenger Developer blog. In this blog, we intend to feature blog topics written by members of the product team behind the various Messenger APIs . Our focus will be on keeping you informed about our latest developments, coding tips, links to new content on MSDN and community sites...
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