Dharmesh talks about this in more detail on the Windows Live Team Blog, but I thought it was cool enough for a quick MessengerSays specific post.🙂

This week at Mix09 we released the Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit which are controls and libraries that connect people who use Windows Live Messenger together no matter where they are from the browser to anywhere Windows Live Messenger runs (PC, Phone, Xbox and Mac).

In other words, we’ve made it very easy to integrate Windows Live Messenger directly into a website using only a few lines of javascript.  Not only does this help make the surfing experience more social, it means that as long as you have a web browser and internet connection, you can still have a great Windows Live Messenger experience.

Here’s a screenshot of the web bar.  You’ll notice that your full contact list and categories are available, you can chat with multiple people at once and you have all your favorite emoticons handy.

The team has done a great job with this and I predict that we will begin to see this toolkit being used on more and more websites going forward.

There is a lot more information on the Messenger Developer blog and I encourage you to head over there if you’d like to learn more about how to add this to your site.

Lastly, here’s a video of Keiji and Steve on stage at Mix09.  Where they show how to add IM to a site with the Windows Live Messenger Library and UI Controls.  We also have an Interactive SDK which allows you to code and learn at the same time.

Have fun with it.
Lonn
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