posted by Jason

Yes, it’s that time again!    The Windows Live Messenger team is proud to announce our Beta 2 release!  This beta is available in 35 languages – that’s a lot of IM’s!

Important Details:

  • Get Messenger 8.5 Beta 2 here
  • Send feedback here
  • Talk about it here
  • Get support here

So… what’s new in Messenger Beta 2?

If you downloaded our Beta 1 build, you may not think that much has changed.  While the look and feel is almost the same, we listened to your feedback and fixed many of the top issues reported by our customers.  THANK YOU to all of our beta testers who reported issues.

For those of you who didn’t download our Beta 1 build, you can see a recap of what’s new in Nicole’s earlier post.

What else is new around Windows Live?

Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery, Writer, Toolbar, and OneCare Family Safety are also releasing betas today.

What’s the best way to get Windows Live?

Starting today, you’ll be able to install the entire suite of these downloadable Windows Live services at one time, from one place, instead of going through separate installations for each service. Of course, if you don’t want the entire suite, you can still get each application individually.

You get the best experience that Windows Live has to offer when you download the suite!  Visit to download it all today!


If you have a comment on this post please comment! For other questions/concerns/discussion topics/rants/raves/etc – please head over to the Windows Live Messenger Newsgroup.