Monday, July 26, 2004

MSN Web Messenger

Microsoft has started beta testing a new web interface to the MSN Messenger service.
Creatively named "Web Messenger" it provides an alternative to installing the full-blown Windows client software.

In a nutshell this means that you can access Messenger from any internet connected machine (or device) without having to install a client and open ports on the firewall etc.  Great for those who want to have a chat while at work (as it uses the HTTP protocol) but a pain for us Admins who need to stop people using any type of IM application.  Thank god ISA 2004 makes it so easy to block access to a website! :)

I've giving the new service a go now if I can get signed in!

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