Old Archived Page


#1

https://web.archive.org/web/20031002014052/http://www.microsoft.com:80/windows/messenger/addindownload.asp

This is a page for windows messenger from 2003 it is a addon for something

https://web.archive.org/web/20040630114444/http://www.microsoft.com:80/windows/messenger/download.asp#sysreq

This is another page that is different


The MSN Chat Revival: 10+ Months Later
#2

Not sure if the download works


#3

it does


#4

Thanks for letting me know :slight_smile:


#5

MSN Add-in for WM 4.7, i know that url from anywhere.


#6

That only supplied MSN Chat functionality to Messenger, AFAIK. Why didn’t Microsoft integrate it with MSN in the first place, like with what Yahoo! did with Yahoo! Chat? :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

not just that:

1: chat
2: email notification support
3: message to mobile device
4: some other optional stuff that is useless to the basic im user


#8

Obvious. :stuck_out_tongue:

I always thought that was part of MSN by default. Isn’t it?

For this, I’m not exactly sure if that was part of vanilla MSN or part of the add-in installer. :stuck_out_tongue:

Elaborate, please. :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

1: image

2: image

3: image

4: idk


#10

This existed because of several reasons: trying to avoid another EU/Windows Media Player ordeal, internal Microsoft drama between the Windows and MSN teams after the Windows/MSN Messenger split, and trying to promote Messenger Add-Ins as a thing.

Which of these that was the trigger depends on who you talk to.


#11

Since I know you’re talking about one of my replies:

Considering MSN’s popularity over in Europe, I’d say a mixture of the first two reasons you bring up. :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

:stuck_out_tongue: