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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 7:49:42 PM

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I have Windows messenger 4.7, I want to be able to add emoticons, I guess I
have to upgrade to MSN Messenger.

1. What are the major differences between MSN MSG and Win MSG?
2. Can MSN Msg do everything Win Msg can?
3. Can MSN MSG handle remote-assistence if either party is on windows
messenger?
4. where do I get msn msg

thanks....Paul
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 7:54:53 PM

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

Greetings Paul,

1. There are several differences between the two. 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.).

2. No.
3. Yep, but Windows Messenger must be installed
4. http://messenger.msn.com/Download
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"Paul Sala" <psala.no.spam@btv.ibm.com> wrote in message
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>I have Windows messenger 4.7, I want to be able to add emoticons, I guess I have to upgrade
>to MSN Messenger.
>
> 1. What are the major differences between MSN MSG and Win MSG?
> 2. Can MSN Msg do everything Win Msg can?
> 3. Can MSN MSG handle remote-assistence if either party is on windows messenger?
> 4. where do I get msn msg
>
> thanks....Paul
>
February 9, 2005 7:00:19 PM

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

yeah msn msg is totaly different i sudjest you try it to
find out. Get it from msn.com on the home page there will
be a messanger tab.. you should be able to go from there.
l8er
>-----Original Message-----
>I have Windows messenger 4.7, I want to be able to add
emoticons, I guess I
>have to upgrade to MSN Messenger.
>
>1. What are the major differences between MSN MSG and
Win MSG?
>2. Can MSN Msg do everything Win Msg can?
>3. Can MSN MSG handle remote-assistence if either party
is on windows
>messenger?
>4. where do I get msn msg
>
>thanks....Paul
>
>
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>
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