Windows Messenger 5.1 with SIP server


#1

Just discovered this:

http://www.officesip.com/howto-windows-messenger.html

I didn’t know there was a way to connect this version to a SIP server…


#2

Yeah, Windows Messenger (some versions of?) can also connect to an Exchange server, for what I believe is internal messaging purposes? I’ve not really bothered to look into it, but I guess those features are useful if you have (had) Microsoft infrastructure.


#3

Windows Messenger’s SIP support wasn’t limited to Microsoft’s Live Communication Server (later, Office Communicator, then Lync, now Skype for Business) but compatibility was always a problem.

Also, this feature is separate from Exchange; the Exchange Instant Messaging (from Exchange 2000) is its own protocol and separate from SIP. Windows Messenger 5.x supports all 3 - .NET Messenger, SIP Communications and Exchange Messaging.


#4

I remember reading a Microsoft document where it was stated that Windows Messenger was intended as a business software and MSN Messenger was a consumer version.

They probably kept the 2 paths: Windows Messenger became the Communicator client and MSN Messenger continued its way…