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December 6, 2004 10:21:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi,

What is the difference between Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger? Can I
run both or would I need to?

Thanks
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 12:10:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Igor,

Most notably, MSN Messenger 6 has support for display pictures, custom emoticons, has a
different interface, etc. whereas Windows Messenger supports SIP-based communications
services, Exchange IM Server, etc. Which one you use is up to you if you're simply using the
most basic functionality, connecting to the public .NET Messenger service) and a matter of
personal choice. However one thing to keep in mind, Windows Messenger must still be installed
on Windows XP in order for MSN Messenger to retain full functionality (Remote Assistance,
Whiteboard, Application Sharing, etc.).

MSN Messenger is centered around MSN technologies (Hotmail, MSN Member Profiles, MSN Mobile,
etc.) whereas Windows Messenger is centered around Windows technologies (Exchange Server,
Office Live Communications Server, Windows Netmeeting, etc.).

You can run both if you really want to (they have to be logged into separate Passports
however).
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Igor" <jruh@comcastDOTnet> wrote in message news:b96dnWX1-PAAmSjcRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> Hi,
>
> What is the difference between Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger? Can I
> run both or would I need to?
>
> Thanks
>
>
December 7, 2004 1:21:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Jonathan,

Thank you for such a quick response and a very clear explanation.

Igor


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
news:%23dHgzHA3EHA.480@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Greetings Igor,
>
> Most notably, MSN Messenger 6 has support for display pictures, custom
emoticons, has a
> different interface, etc. whereas Windows Messenger supports SIP-based
communications
> services, Exchange IM Server, etc. Which one you use is up to you if
you're simply using the
> most basic functionality, connecting to the public .NET Messenger service)
and a matter of
> personal choice. However one thing to keep in mind, Windows Messenger must
still be installed
> on Windows XP in order for MSN Messenger to retain full functionality
(Remote Assistance,
> Whiteboard, Application Sharing, etc.).
>
> MSN Messenger is centered around MSN technologies (Hotmail, MSN Member
Profiles, MSN Mobile,
> etc.) whereas Windows Messenger is centered around Windows technologies
(Exchange Server,
> Office Live Communications Server, Windows Netmeeting, etc.).
>
> You can run both if you really want to (they have to be logged into
separate Passports
> however).
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Igor" <jruh@comcastDOTnet> wrote in message
news:b96dnWX1-PAAmSjcRVn-jA@comcast.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > What is the difference between Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger? Can
I
> > run both or would I need to?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 10:46:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hi Igor,

You're very welcome =)
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Igor" <jruh@comcastDOTnet> wrote in message news:EpydnWVXN8BNsyjcRVn-ug@comcast.com...
> Jonathan,
>
> Thank you for such a quick response and a very clear explanation.
>
> Igor
>
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
> news:%23dHgzHA3EHA.480@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Greetings Igor,
>>
>> Most notably, MSN Messenger 6 has support for display pictures, custom
> emoticons, has a
>> different interface, etc. whereas Windows Messenger supports SIP-based
> communications
>> services, Exchange IM Server, etc. Which one you use is up to you if
> you're simply using the
>> most basic functionality, connecting to the public .NET Messenger service)
> and a matter of
>> personal choice. However one thing to keep in mind, Windows Messenger must
> still be installed
>> on Windows XP in order for MSN Messenger to retain full functionality
> (Remote Assistance,
>> Whiteboard, Application Sharing, etc.).
>>
>> MSN Messenger is centered around MSN technologies (Hotmail, MSN Member
> Profiles, MSN Mobile,
>> etc.) whereas Windows Messenger is centered around Windows technologies
> (Exchange Server,
>> Office Live Communications Server, Windows Netmeeting, etc.).
>>
>> You can run both if you really want to (they have to be logged into
> separate Passports
>> however).
>> ____________________________________________
>> Jonathan Kay
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
>> Associate Expert
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
>> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
>> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>> "Igor" <jruh@comcastDOTnet> wrote in message
> news:b96dnWX1-PAAmSjcRVn-jA@comcast.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > What is the difference between Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger? Can
> I
>> > run both or would I need to?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
!