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Windows Live Messenger, c’est fini

Voici le message que les utilisateurs de Windows Live Messenger ont reçu récemment : “Nous allons retirer le service Messenger de tous les pays (sauf la Chine continentale où Messenger restera disponible) et fusionner les meilleures fonctionnalités de Messenger et de Skype. Passez à Skype, connectez-vous à l’aide d’un compte Microsoft (identique à votre ID Messenger) et retrouvez tous vos contacts Messenger à portée de main. Tout comme avant, vous pourrez leur envoyer des messages instantanés et avoir des conversations vidéo avec eux. Vous découvrirez également comment rester en contact avec Skype sur votre appareil mobile et votre tablette.” Procédez à la mise à jour dès maintenant

C’est une nouvelle page d’Internet qui se tourne. Bye bye Messenger, bienvenue Skype.

Microsoft dumps Live Mesh in Windows Essentials 2012 with SkyDrive

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new version of Windows Essentials 2012 was available to download. At the time, the company promoted its new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery that were included in this new collection of small Windows applications for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Other Windows Essentials programs such as Mail and Messenger don’t seem to have received an update in this new collection.

However, Microsoft has quietly dumped one of the applications found in the previous versions of Windows Essentials. In an FAQ page on the Windows blog, the company admits that Live Mesh, the file synchronization and remote desktop app, is not a part of Windows Essentials 2012. Microsoft states:

If you have Windows Live Mesh installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery (available as part of Windows Essentials 2012). Microsoft SkyDrive will be installed in place of Windows Live Mesh. To sync folders from the cloud to all of your PCs, you will need to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs.

So if you really want to keep Live Mesh, your only option is to keep using the previous release found inWindows Live Essentials 2011. Microsoft says, " …  you cannot install and run both Windows Essentials 2012 (with the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery) and Windows Live Mesh on the same PC."

Source: Windows blog

Web Messenger integrate to Windows Live Wave 4

Windows Live Wave 4 will include a Facebook chat style interface for Windows Live Messenger access across its web services, new screenshots leaked at LiveSide.net show.

We first saw back in January that the header for the next generation of web-based Windows Live services would include Web Messenger integration, allowing you to easily set your status and see how many of your contacts are online. Clicking on the link in the header and will load a menu from where you can choose a category and see the status of your contacts.

Enter a term in the search box and it will do an as-you-type-search of your contacts’ first names, surnames and email addresses. As with the Wave 3 version of Web Messenger (which is currently only available through Hotmail and People) clicking on your name in the top-right corner brings up a menu where you can change your status. Now, however, you can also send messages whilst appearing offline and receive message that were sent to you when you were not signed in.

Clicking on a contact opens a chat window. Unlike the Wave 3 version, conversations are no longer in pop-up windows and instead appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen attached to a tabbed conversations bar, in a style slightly reminiscent of Facebook chat but more modeled around the tabbed conversations style in the upcoming Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 client. Conversations can also be minimized to show just this bar with the first three shown on the bar and any others from a drop-down menu. In addition, the bar and conversation boxes can be dragged around the window to the position you want them in.

Emoticons can easily be added from the drop-down menu in the chat box and you can even take part in conversations with multiple contacts – although this has to be initiated by a contact using the desktop client. It is also worth noting that there will be a setting to turn the Web Messenger feature off completely for those that don’t want to use it. Finally, because this service will be available across a range of Windows Live web-based activities, the new Windows Live ID sign-in page gives you the option to choose your status when you sign-in.

Source : neowin.net Image credits: LiveSide.net and LiveSino.net

Microsoft et SFR lancent Messenger Edition 251 by SFR

Windows Live Messenger est actuellement utilisé par 64% des 15-24 ans. L’essor de l’Internet mobile (12,7 millions de Français sont mobinautes aujourd’hui) génère de nouvelles attentes, autour de l’usage de la messagerie instantanée en situation de mobilité.
Ainsi, à la question ‘ qu’attendez-vous de l’internet mobile ? ‘, 38% des 15-24 ans répondent ‘ Utiliser ma messagerie instantanée ‘.
Partant de ce constat, Microsoft et SFR lancent Messenger Edition 251 by SFR, un nouveau mobile accompagné d’une offre prépayée inédite pour bénéficier de Windows Live Messenger en illimité.
Messenger Edition 251 by SFR est un téléphone mobile design à prix accessible (79€), spécialement conçu pour s’adapter aux usages des djeunz : application Messenger pré-installée, clavier Azerty, écran tactile et appareil photo 2 méga pixels (l’image du téléphone en format .pdf en PJ,et le lien pour télécharger la vidéo de présentation du téléphone).
Et pour en profiter au maximum, SFR lance une nouvelle recharge pré-payée : Textos et Messenger illimités à 10EUR (carte valide pendant 10 jours).
Ce nouveau mobile et sa recharge sont disponibles dès aujourd’hui dans tous les espaces SFR et en ligne. Deux nouveaux mobiles viendront enrichir cette offre d’ici à la fin de l’année.
Afin d’accompagner le lancement du Messenger Edition 251 by SFR, un nouveau site web : ‘ www.meilleursamisdumonde.fr‘ a été mis en ligne. Les internautes pourront y poster leurs témoignages d’amitié, mais aussi jouer à changer de visage et à partager leurs créations sur Messenger, Facebook et Twitter.