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Microsoft Messenger8.0.1

07 May 2011

MSN chat client.

Overview

Note: This app is no longer being developed. Functionality has been usurped by Skype.

Microsoft Messenger is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7 is a Universal application that is built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications.

What's new in Microsoft Messenger

Version 8.0.1:
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414 Reviews of Microsoft Messenger

Pirx
05 February 2009
Version: 7.0.2

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In terms of webam, Macs clearly lead PCs, however, MS Messenger for Mac has no cam suppport. What is the point of creating this MS Messenger for Mac?
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pinnockernie2
02 March 2020
Version: 8.0.1
I am try in to download the app but nothing happens
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alsa-1
01 March 2020
Version: 8.0.1
Outdated proprietary software from Microsoft. Switch to XMPP and remove this software from your mac if you can.
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Libertyforall1776
03 February 2013
Version: 8.0.1
8.0.2 is out, and Messenger is now discontinued... Skype is the direction forward now.
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Monkeyjunkey
07 November 2012
Version: 8.0.1
Will be discontinued Q1 2013. Users will be merged into Skype.
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MsQueen
08 September 2012
Version: 8.0.1
There are so many features lacking in this application. I want to be able to appear online to a select person or persons and offline to the rest. It doesn't remember the size you set chat box when you sign back in. ...And more. It has a long way to go.
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4.5
Jerry0923
23 August 2012
Version: 8.0.1
I like it and for the most part lets me chat with friends, etc. What bugs me is not being able click the friends name in the chat when he/she is offline and simply open the email client. I have to open it myself, sign in again, and type in the email address. Doesn't seem big, but just a stupid thing to do when the info is there in the first place and programs asks you if you want to send an email instead. Even the packaged with MSoffice version shares this flaw.
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Chester-W
15 January 2012
Version: 8.0.1
Messenger on Mac is totally disaster. It does not support offline messages. Sometimes I login to my account, click on a friend and then it logs me out. It's the worst program on my Mac.
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Libertyforall1776
03 August 2011
Version: 8.0.1
How is it that MU does not track update to Microsoft Communicator also? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587147
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Derision
06 May 2011
Version: 8.0.1
I love it when people blast pieces of instant messaging software, especially when they cite a lack of features. I don't know about you, but iChat has a decided lack of features when compared to a lot of other clients. Either way, Microsoft Messenger gets a lot of the same kind of flak that AOL Instant Messenger gets. I presume a lot of it has to do with the fact that the word "Microsoft" is in the name, which apparently connotes that the product is entirely un-Mac and, therefore, eeevil. The fact of the matter is that Microsoft Messenger is as capable as just about any other messenger out there. A lot of people don't remember how broken MSN Messenger was just a few years ago. There was no video, no audio, barely any features at all, which opened the door for some competition from sources like aMSN, Mercury Messenger and Mac Messenger. Since then, though, Microsoft has turned this little train around and made something that is actually usable. The fact that Microsoft seems to be committed to developing it further, such as in the recent addition of video and Yahoo Messenger interoperability, tends to make me look favorably on it -- even if it IS made by Microsoft. Do I use it much? No, but that has nothing to do with my dislike of it, but simply due to the fact that I know very few people that actually use the network for communications.
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Septimus
06 May 2011
Version: 8.0.1
ROFLOL! Get lost MS. Get your MSN Office Windows Phone crap and get lost.
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nobody2011
05 May 2011
Version: 8.0.0
Since the 3rd of May this year an updater (8.0.1) is now avalaible. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads?pid=Mactopia_Messenger&fid=B1C84F39-517C-4E9B-AF81-9318992710B7#viewer
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4.5
Leo-Telles
01 April 2011
Version: 8.0.0
Pretty good, if you only use MSN this can be good, the old version was not good, but i`m liking this one rather than Adium
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Goldyn-Chyld
02 February 2011
Version: 8.0.0
It finally supports video and calling, but still doesn't support offline messages, sending short audio recordings/clips and what's more, the v. 8.0 no longer recognizes my previous custom emoticons, making it basically useless to me. I've switched to Adium, which is not perfect either, but still much more customizable and feature-rich than Microsoft Messenger for Mac.
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shufflefeel
09 December 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Yep. 8.0 is for Intel only. Grrr
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Shanzzie
20 November 2010
Version: 8.0.0
so why in the description does it state ... Microsoft Messenger is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7 is a Universal application that IS BUILT TO RUN ON BOTH POWER-PC based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications. It's misinformation as this messenger DOES NOT RUN ON POWER PC based comps and only on Intel based Macs
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2ktz
10 November 2010
Version: 8.0.0
how come wheni try to sign out it says it cant sign me out due to my browser blocking cookies...same with the hotmail account i opened...and i cant even cancel accounts i can assure you all windows were shut cache emptied and i have up to date safari software seems i am not the only one with this problem..i just want it off and out of my mac.... anyone have any suggestions PLEASE i would seriously advise people NEVER to use this... i only tried this to see how bad/good the video chat was as more people i know do not have a mac..guess i will have to use skype
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Shanzzie
07 November 2010
Version: 8.0.0
such a crock... I could have swore it states in the requirements that it's good for version 10.5.8 and older, should also mention that it's only for intel based macs... DOES NOT WORK ON MY POWER PC
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Goldyn-Chyld
31 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Which build of Messenger is it? 100825?
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HackDefendr
30 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Version 7 didn't have support for office communication service protocol...and neith does Version 8. I know M$ is trying to push company's to use their attempted to copy "Google for the Enterprise", and that is probably why OCSP was removed from both passed versions. At least there is Version 6 with OCSP... -- Jeff
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R33c3
29 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Finally a decent Microsoft messenger! Have had no problems and everything works great
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Victorlgarcia
27 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I'm unable to change my nickname (screen name/ whatever), how do i do it? The new icon s@cks a lot, i prefer the old one... It crashes every now and then for me. didn't liked, messenger for windows is so much better
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Pirx
27 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I am against the wholesale condemnation of all things Microsoft. Messenger 8 works great, all functionality needed is there, also a far superior interface compared to the Windows version. And, a great plus, no advertising! Microsoft serves Mac users better then then own Windows tribe. A two thumbs up, this is a good product.
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anonymous-dingo-729
26 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
So all your friends have Macs?
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Surfspirit
26 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
This is an example how a big company that had everything got everything slip trought their fingers, there was a time when Microsoft Messenger was the King and let lot of user kept in Windows because of the lack of video and so, on the Mac side, but now who even cares about MSN, since all the world is in Facebook! And uses Skype for Video calls!
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Libertyforall1776
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
About time they added audio/video, but STILL not 64-bit!
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Mysticalos
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
so they finally released this by itself huh? cause msn messenger 8.0 was shipping as an office 2011 product before and was the only place you could get this version. i wondered if they'd free it up eventually.
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Photek
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
downloaded... logged in.... no one online... ?? and then I remembered....! Everybody ditched Messenger years ago because they didn't have video support!.... everyone is using Skype instead!
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Nestorph
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Wonderful! With this release I'm not able to connect at all! Keep getting a message that the service is not available or I'm not connected to the Internet. I am, of course, and am able to access the service using either Adium or, ironically, Messenger version 7. What a PITA!
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Alper
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
FInally microsoft do good messenger for mac. Now its not have bugs like other old microsoft messenger.
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Lvdoc
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
"the much anticipated audio/video feature?" We're at version EIGHT, and they call this "much anticipated?" At least my morning started with a chuckle.
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Lvdoc
25 October 2010
Version: 8.0.0
"the much anticipated audio/video feature?" We're at version EIGHT, and they call this "much anticipated?" At least my morning started with a chuckle.
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joel-nelson
24 August 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Messenger 8.0b6 (part of the Office 2011 Beta) is dramatically improved from this public beta. FYI.
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Maclover1-1
16 July 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Anyone with a brain uses Skype !!!!!!!!
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Mystical
15 May 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Has anyone gotten the webcam feature to work with this, i'm have not been able to get it to work with anyone at all
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Dspencer3491
11 May 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Haven't been able to sign in to Microsoft Messenger on their client, I can do it through Adium and iChat using jabber but never on Microsoft's own client. Weird.
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Yoshinatsu
14 April 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I think they fixed the avatars and the file sending on the version found on the Office 2011 beta.
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Highvoltag3
12 April 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Some how my Send File feature Works... So I'd say it is some kind of plist file somewhere to let the disabled features work.
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Mahojas
26 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I'll stick to the 7.02 version until a stable release of 8.0 comes out. What the use of testing this beta version when it does much less than the previous one?
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Germano60
26 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Intel only.... The owners of PPC-based Mac's running OS X Leopard thank MS for forgetting about the existance of "Universal Binaries".
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Theothertim
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
It won't allow me to sign in with a corporate account. The message states that corporate accounts have been disabled in this beta. So, it is of no use to me at this stage.
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pedrotaquelim
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I cannot login with my usual and working MSN account that I use with Adium, Meebo, eBuddy, etc. This new beta gives me the following message: "Sign in failed because the password is incorrect or the sign-in name does not exist. If you have forgotten your password, choose Help Topics from the Help menu." I can even login in the live.com site with this same account, no problem there. I don't understand.
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allanmacam-1
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Can not change display picture. Can not establish audio or video links with contacts. makes no difference whether the contact or I instigates the connection. Can not send files to contacts. Text messages are OK though :-) Well done Microsoft!
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Aymen
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
the leaked alpha version is more stable than this beta .. when will M$ learn how to do their job ?!
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Syed-Ali
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I tried on two different computers and I see two issues. 1) I cannot see anyone's pic/icon. Also I am unable to change my display pic. it just shows a blue MSN icon. 2) All my custom emoticons are gone. This happened on both the computers.
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Buzzard
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
I was really hoping that this version would fix the bug where you are unable to delete contacts...but unfortunately it doesn't. ["The server was unable to remove the user xxxx from your contact list. Please try again"] Yes, I "tried again" using this new beta, and it's still broken. This bug has persisted for years and to date I have not found a reliable fix. Even MS doesn't present a fix or workaround in their support pages and it appears that they don't even comment on it any more. Typical.....
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Lvdoc
25 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Hoorah, they introduced video! Let's party like it's 1989!
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Ilgaz
24 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Until MS could move their lazy political management, Skype has become the de facto World standard in audio/video chat. In fact, thanks to its reliable file transfer and no BS text chat, it is becoming the standard for IM too. Skype does far better and way more advanced form of video/audio chat and it is available everywhere, from Linux to ARM CPU running Symbian/iPhone and uncountable fully supported (as there is an official SDK) 3rd party apps exist. So MS, keep your MSN and your childish incapable of multiple processor supporting junk. You lost it. MS of Redmond, software giant can't release a multiple arch binary. It is really unbeliavable to me. I would understand if it was a little shareware house with limited testing capabilities and relied on 3rd party frameworks, e.g. a shareware 3d game but this is a IM application for God's sake. And for the people who thinks they are finally treated equal on Mac at cost of PPC support: There is no such thing, run the latest MS Live on Windows and see what has it become. Only bonus on this is lack of ads which I suspect, will be featured soon. Their flash wannabe silverlight disaster must have a connection with Intel only release.
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Chadcn
24 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Another excellent release from MS. This has been one of the best IM clients on the Mac for some time, and this new version continues that. Odd that a free IM client is the best piece of software MS makes for Macintosh computers.
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26cab40
24 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Is this still riddled with adverts and data-mining code ?
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RogerMP
24 March 2010
Version: 8.0.0
Thanks for not make this piece of crap compatible with PPC macs.
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R33c3
20 December 2009
Version: 7.0.2
Because not everyone uses skype. The "Big deal" my friend is that this software should have webcam... Theres no logical reason as to why it doesn't... It is what it is... crap
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Zuvizava
04 December 2009
Version: 7.0.2
i really don't get it why people get upset about this thing not getting updated or properly supported. for obvious sweaty armpit reasons and nervous ballmerness, why insist that shite should be something it isn't? it is what it is. get over it. use skype or ichat!
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R33c3
21 August 2009
Version: 7.0.2
HURRY UP AND RELEASE VERSION 8! They said it should be released when the new messenger for windows was released.... thats months ago! Comeon Microsoft, theres a lot of mac users out there... I thought you wanted support? Your losing peoples will to use your program
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Maclover1-1
23 April 2009
Version: 7.0.2
WHY ON EARTH IS CAM NOT SUPPORTED ? I HAVE NEVER EVER COME ACCROSS A SENSIBLE EXPLANATION ?!!!!!!!!! IT CAN ONLY BE POLITICAL... IS APPLE BLOCKING IT BECAUSE OF iCHAT ? IS MICROSOFT BLOCKING IT BECAUSE OF iCHAT/AOL ? WHAT IS THE LOGIC BEHIND ROBBING US OF THIS FUNCTIONALITY ?!? CAN ANYONE INFORM ME ? THIS IS SO UPSETTING::::::::::::::
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Ignikanova
28 February 2009
Version: 7.0.2
Whoever reads this comment please help me! :'( A few days ago I was using MSN and it went really well. Then it won't log my account in! Not that the service is unavailable or my password is wrong or anything, it just keeps playing the signing in animation and after a while, it goes back to how it looks like when you first start it up. And what's really bugging me is that it's only happening to my account! It logs other people's accounts perfectly! And other services like messenger for windows and amsn logs me in perfectly! I tried everything! I switched passwords, and cleared account history, but it still doesn't work! Any solutions to this? I can use aMsn but it's really laggy cos I got a lot of contacts
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R33c3
08 February 2009
Version: 7.0.2
There only finally now considering making webcam support for the messenger. They should of included it in the 7th version.
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Photek
06 February 2009
Version: 7.0.2
"If your company has Office Communications Server 2007 and Messenger for Mac 7 installed within your corporate network, you can participate in face-to-face meetings with co-workers in other cities" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! what Mac users WITH an OCS2007 would want to video chat AT WORK????!!!
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Pirx
05 February 2009
Version: 7.0.2
In terms of webam, Macs clearly lead PCs, however, MS Messenger for Mac has no cam suppport. What is the point of creating this MS Messenger for Mac?
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Yman
21 September 2008
Version: 7.0.1
Every time you start a conversation using the new version of MSN Messenger, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes.
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Mab991
19 July 2008
Version: 7.0.1
Hello there, I've downloaded the Messenger 7.0.1 but unfortunately I can't see any display picture!! and I can't change my picture as well, as when you chose the picture you want then klick OK it doesn't response!! Any solution guys? Thanks
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Syed-Ali
01 July 2008
Version: 7.0.1
I am just happy that they fixed the icon and it doesn't have that ugly white border around it anymore.
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Doc-Renaud
29 June 2008
Version: 7.0.1
Yes, it is really sad a small company like Microsoft have neither the knowledge of MSN network, nor competences and resources to implement video on Messenger, like the billionaire multinational which make aMSN does.
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zorbanerd
06 May 2008
Version: 7.0
I love the new Messenger. That redesigned application icon is the best! A new while outline! They must have spent hours on this! But really, is there anything else about this that is actually new?
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Soren0
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/11/12/a-chat-about-messenger.aspx If you have read the Mac Mojo post, then I don't know what there isn't to understand about the reason why their is no consumer A/V support. Simply put, Windows corporate Messenger uses a new A/V standard and Live Messenger is transitioning to that new A/V stack too. So it's perfectly reasonable for Mac Messenger 7 to also be built using the new A/V stack. The reason why there is no consumer A/V support is because Live Messenger hasn't finished transitioning to the new A/V stack. So in fact, Mac Messenger is ahead of Live Messenger, not behind. And so when Mac Messenger is behind in technology we complain and when it is ahead in technology, we complain more. Admittedly, it'd be nice to have consumer A/V working right now, but it would have been pointless to port over an old A/V stack which is going to be replaced in a few months anyways. Personally, I hope that Mac BU manages to update Mac Messenger quickly to activate A/V functionality once the next version of Live Messenger is released. If there is too much of a delay, then I'd agree they're coasting.
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Lexicon5
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
A/V chat on corporate networks only. Not on Personal chats. When will Microsoft GET IT? Give us the SAME features as the Windows users...Fing morons....
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Bisley
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
It seems that audio/video is only available for networks and professonal accounts (Office Communications Server).
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G7
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
Still no video after all those years? Sorry. Features not adequate for today's standards.
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David-Higgs
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
AV support will be available for v7.x, hopefully won't be waiting too much longer. This is from the MS Mactopia blog: "Speaking of Audio and Video support, in the blog post "A Chat about Messenger", posted back in November, I shared with you background information on why AV is not available yet in the Personal service. We are on track with the plan mentioned in the last post, as we are delivering Audio and Video on Corporate service first. We are making progress and working on the delivery of Audio and Video for the personal service and are looking forward to getting the feature out there and in your hands as soon as we can!"
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Fideru
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
Easy to use, empty of features. Every update on this app is always a "why they update it?", just because there is NOTHING really interesting or new. From version 5 they only added corporate options useless for a common user. Really, i don't like MSN for windows, for the lot of stupid features, but something like video and voice is the basic on this kind of app, and missing it in the mac version is stupid.
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Dushi64
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
Why bother downloading this update! If you don't have purchased Office Communications Server 2007 then VIDEO won't work. Let's stay with aMSN!!!
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Tournesol
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
From more info: "Attach word documents, pictures...or even emoticons to your instant messages." Wow, wuhuu, YEEESSSS! Even emoticons! YES, Yes, Yes!!! Is this some sort of joke Microsoft?!
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D~
30 April 2008
Version: 7.0
What a disappointment this turned out to be. Easy enough to delete though.
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Buzzard
29 April 2008
Version: 7.0
So this is the new version of Messenger that many of us have been waiting for? And STILL no capability for audio/video? Why is it that Microsoft cannot seem to come up with a version that includes A/V, when both aMSN and Mercury have had this capability (and more) for years? MS apparently can't even play catchup with freeware. I see no reason to download this crippleware unless you have some requirements for using the corporate features, and that is probably a very small minority of Messenger users. But then, after Office 2008, did we expect anything even marginally innovative from the Microsoft Mac developers?
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tim-dehring
29 April 2008
Version: 7.0
First, they have A/V for corporate users only. YAWN. Next thing you know, they'll announce IE 8 for Mac, but you have to buy the "pro" version to get standards support. Go Adium!
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Edified
29 April 2008
Version: 7.0
Hmmm... Perhaps it's better to open your network so developers can write up-to-date clients. Or if that's too much maybe just write an iChat plugin. Cheers,
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Zeno-tds
29 April 2008
Version: 7.0
OMG! Custom Emoticons!! Hawt!! Seriously... was it worth a milestone versione.. this is so lol... Please microsoft stop developing mac apps and save your face.. adium/amsn are just billions years ahead you
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Shane-Smith
29 April 2008
Version: 7.0
Please tell me this program finally has video chat.
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Ragda-Bow
14 March 2008
Version: 6.0.3
hi everyone I have a problem with my messenger MSN:mac I sing in with my hotmail address but it doesn't open I don't know why? may u pleas help me thanks
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Doc-Renaud
23 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
Freeze...crash...freeze... and so on. What a joke :-) Congrats Microsoft !!!
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Boris4
23 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
Who needs Microsoft Messenger anymore!
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Rodknocker
22 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
Best IM for MSN -> aMSN http://www.amsn-project.net/ - Webcam support - voice clips - support of offline messaging etc... Adium doesn't support this.
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Narbo
22 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
I can only assume this product is not tested internally because it crashes doing basic things like closing windows which is really unacceptable from any company much less one with the resources of Microsoft. I highly suggest you use something else. (try Adium)
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Maclover1-1
21 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
We don't need no Microsoft Messenger or make it amazing LoL
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Fernandofilho
21 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
Crashing for no reason. I don't get it. I don't use a PC but maybe (just MAYBE) the Windows version runs better. Anyway for Mac users there's no reason for not trying Adium. It's free, reliable, elegant and highly customizable. Adium is muuuuuch better indeed!
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Photek
21 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
yawwnn... Best IM app for MSN?.... Adium! Best VideoChat app?.... Skype! Worst IM app?.... Microsoft Messenger...! Come on MS... as the worlds LARGEST and RICHEST software company... you CAN do better than this....
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Kost09
21 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
Please Microsoft put something out that works. I'm sick of the crashes when I merely close the conversation window. and I just bought a 2.16GHz 2GB Macbook and it actually crashed my computer deleting some apps just because it had to send an error report. Please get it right!. I guess it's adium for now
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Spectral7
21 August 2007
Version: 6.0.3
no video, no audio, Crashes loads so what is the point....maybe useful on a corporate network.... Adium does an excellent job of IM functions.
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Gonzalo-Garcia
20 July 2007
Version: 6.0.2
Version 6.0.2 crashes everytime you close a window. I'm going back to an older version.
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Mattowski
15 July 2007
Version: 6.0.2
Following on from the messenger crashing problems. Does anyone know if they are going to make any effort to fix it. It would be nice as well if they could introduce the use of webcam, seeing as all macbooks and imacs have them built it!
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Buzzard
10 July 2007
Version: 6.0.2
I am using (1) Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro and (2) Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, OSX 10.4.10 With both machines, Messenger crashes each and every time I simply close a chat window. I'm sure Microsoft is aware of the problem, as a crash report is filed each time (at the user's option). The same crash is reproducible with other users and seems it may have begun with 10.4.9. I'm not expecting any help from MS in fixing messenger. My advice: you don't even bother with this piece of junk, assuming you are running a system similar to my own. If you want a crash-free MS Messenger experience, you will have no option but to use one of the other MSN clients.
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Kc33
19 June 2007
Version: 6.0.2
terrible.
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Dotmacx
01 February 2007
Version: 6.0.2
What a joke of an instant messaging client. Skype, AIM, and Yahoo! all offer video conferencing on the Mac and MS Messenger doesn't come even close to offering that functionality. Even sending simple text messages seems clunky. Feels like a Windows port.
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Heathermason
01 February 2007
Version: 6.0.2
aMSN is much closer to the Windows version of Microsoft Messenger in terms of functionality and stability.
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Shaahin
01 February 2007
Version: 6.0.2
The worst messenger for OS X, simply because the program is eating so much system resources. What is the great developer team really doing? I'd suggest using a Jabber connection bridge from ichat and get rid of this heavy application, unless MSN gets lighter and faster to respond, plus the simple video+audio capabilities.
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Maclover1-1
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
Someone explain smthg to me... why doesn't the Mac version support video ??? Is that an AOL/iCHAT versus Microsoft deal ? It has got to be a comercial issue... definitely NOT a tecnical one. I tried looking thisd up on the net and never found an answer.. this is so odd... someone explain please :-) Anyway I use ADIUM to chat on MSN.
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Steelcut
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
i use aMSN instead..
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MacUpdate-Lon
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
At this late date, does anyone still hope that MS will ever provide Mac users with an IM client that is even close to being on par with their Windows version? Ignore MS whenever possible. You'll only get aggravated otherwise. Who needs 'em? There are alternatives.
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Photek
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
wot no video? okay.... Skype it is then
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Blee
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
WHY is there still no video or voice chat??? SKYPE is light years ahead of MSN it has VOICE, VIDEO, and TEXT chat. This client has been around for years seriously Microsoft DEV's or Product managers what is the hold up please respond. This is why Microsoft gets left in the dust by companies like Google. The only thing keeping me on MSN is the fact that my friends use it but I've slowly started to get them on SKYPE.
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Seventh-Enclave
31 January 2007
Version: 6.0.2
Still doesnt log in properly.
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