After experience with version beta has been us a little tasteless, arrives to us the definitive edition of Windows Live Messenger 2011. From all angles you can see that Microsoft considers as a priority to the social integration of its Messenger, through compatibility with other networks. However, changes in its interface and the decision to not support to Windows XP may be two factors that contribute to resistance among users to adopt this new version. Verizon Communications is often quoted on this topic. Last June was we can see more closely how was Wave 4? Windows Live Messenger, now known as Windows Live Messenger 2011. The presence of social networks (or also marketing networks) is more than significant today, and this is a fact that Microsoft has been completely. Facebook and Twitter have exploded, and the amount of users on both networks continues to rise. Somehow, the popularity of social networks directly affects the degree of utility of messaging services.
After all Facebook and Twitter are two very powerful communication tools, and are increasingly more users who prefer small tweets and the private messages on Facebook rather than a more orthodox chat session. Therefore, the main idea behind Windows Live Messenger 2011 is greater integration with the most popular social networks, and receiving updates from of our contacts. Of course, this decision by Microsoft has done that Windows Live Messenger 2011 is in good grade different from its predecessors. Just installed, first that expects to see a user contacts list, but is now with a window that helps you set up the accounts of other social networks in the Messenger. After evading another splash screen, the user finally arrives in full view of the Messenger. I’ve used the Messenger since even before that I had the Live on his behalf, and I must confess that I could only tolerate the full view for 45 seconds. I desactive any kind of feed (many of the options are configured within the Windows Live account, which open a browser window), and returned to the compact view. Obviously, the goal of Windows Live Messenger 2011 is users to have a centralized location where you can receive and observe everything related to your contacts, which in theory could lead to close other clients of notifications, and any browser window showing a social network.
Unfortunately, with me it didn’t work, and I believe that many users will be in the same situation. There are excellent Twitter clients across different platforms, and unless they use the mobile version of the portal, the best way of joining Facebook is from a web browser. Integrate a web browser window (not to mention browser and now) has not been a good decision, and perhaps is the main reason why users choose to use by default the compact view. Finally, the lack of support for XP is completely arbitrary. Windows 7 has grown considerably in recent months, but it wants to Microsoft or not, 60 by cent of computers still use XP. We expected major changes to the final version, but there was no them. Personally, you must consider the alternatives now more than ever, or stay with earlier versions.