MSN Silently Opens Up Live Messenger

Microsoft silently opened up Windows Live Messenger to all Microsoft Passport holders, several enthusiast sites including LiveSide.net reported on Monday. Previously, access to the client was restricted to those who had been approved through an invitation process, frustrating those who had obtained the beta through channels other than Microsoft. Several sites erroneously reported last week […]
Microsoft silently opened up Windows Live Messenger to all Microsoft Passport holders, several enthusiast sites including LiveSide.net reported on Monday. Previously, access to the client was restricted to those who had been approved through an invitation process, frustrating those who had obtained the beta through channels other than Microsoft. Several sites erroneously reported last week that the client had been opened up after the discovery of a Web page on the MSN UK Web site, however it still required an invite into the program. Along with the capability for all Passport users to sign in, version 8.0.0566 of Live Messenger Beta was made in several new languages.