Microsoft Messenger for Mac Version 5.0

by Todd Ogasawara

I didn't think we would see a new Messenger for the Mac. But, Microsoft Messenger for Mac Version 5.0 was announced today and the screen shots look pretty good.


The product page is found at:


Microsoft Messenger for Mac Version 5.0


The information about the new release is on the page but the download link didn't work when I tried it.
Heading to the office now.
Will check to see if the download link works after my little drive to town :-)


The 5.0 release includes a bunch of new features including...


  • New brushed steel skin (ok not a feature, but nice looking)
  • Secure messaging to Microsoft Live Communication Server
  • Communicates with AOL, Yahoo, and other IM users (really?)
  • Separate online presence status settings for personal and corporate IM networks
  • Global Address Look-up
  • Redesigned Preferences
  • Customizable Display Picture
  • Multiple File Transfer
  • Animated and Customized Emoticons


Mac MSN IM user? What do you think of the new release?


1 Comments

jdodds
2005-08-09 18:44:33
It's lame for personal use
Communicates with AOL, Yahoo, and other IM users (really?)


Really no. Not for personal use. Only on the corporate IM side which requires Microsoft Live Communication Server.


Global Address Look-up


It launches an MSN Directory web page in the default browser.