MSN Messenger 8.0 beta

Well it’s not really MSN messenger 8.0 any more, it’s called Windows Live Messenger. And you can download it now as it’s gone to a beta program where enyone can try it out.  Just go here to see all of the different beta programs you can be a part of and download the new interface.  It’s got VOIP support too along with a really nice look and feel to the interface.  There have been lots of announcements about the  ability to send messages when the other person is offline and the shared folders feature too.

But the bit I like the best is the icon just under my user name (which looks like a calendar and clock) which takes me to Windows Live today.  Hotmail, MSN and news in a tabbed window.  Nice integration. 

Download it from and start chatting…