Iexbeta and mess.be are both claiming they have spotted a reference to MSN Messenger 6.0 in the recent Windows Messenger 5.0 beta help files.
Heres what they had to say :
While browsing through the help files of the recently leaked Windows Messenger 5 beta, I came accross a reference to MSN Messenger 6.0. Open up the Windows Messenger 5 help window and click on the third item from the end of the list (Sending and Receiving Ink). Next, click on "What do you need to send or receive ink?" in the new list that opens up. Finally, scroll the right side of the box all the way down. You will see this text:
For receiving ink:
- You need a computer running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000 with Windows Messenger version 5.0 (or MSN Messenger version 6.0). The latest version of Windows Messenger can be downloaded from the Windows Messenger site. They have also kindly provided a screenshot of their find which we have mirrored below.
Neowin can confirm we have recieved mixed reports that MSN Messenger 6 is in internal testing at the moment but nothing more. A planned public release is more than likely around the time of greenwich's release to coincide with what is now known as Windows Messenger. As they say, only time will tell.
Continuing our Exclusive coverage of MSN Messenger 6.0 we bring you new screenshots of every single new feature in MSN Messenger 6.0. We got our grubby hands on a copy and have had the chance to play around with it and get well acquainted with everything new.
Here's what we have found out:
- XML Chat Logging - Individual chat backgrounds for each contact - Array of display pictures for "My Display Picture" - File sending improved - Availability of Virus scanning for recieved files - New file transfer interface - And even more emoticons!
All in all this MSN Messenger is a great improvement from MSN Messenger 5 and previous versions. The interface is clean and yet allows customization per contact, the audio/video capabilities and file sends are the best yet in any Messenger version I have used - allowing the user to not worry about XP's or even Windows Server 2003's inbuilt firewall. The only thing we were unable to test was the games side of this new Messenger, we recieve an error message when trying to start a game - obviously the servers aren't ready yet.
Although we're not sure on when MSN will launch their preview site for Messenger 6.0 we've taken every screenshot we thought was worth taking and now you can see exactly what MSN Messenger 6 will look like and function. Enjoy.
whaha nee dankU! Ik heb dan wel XP, maarre ik wil graag mijn msn plus! erop houden! Kijk, dat gaat me nu alleen maar om de kleurtjes en die shit. En wrom zou ik nieuwe mns willen? ben nog lang ni uitgespeeld met deze. Kussies natas.
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