Probably nobody expected this but I've just released Messenger Plus! 3.63. This version fixes some last compatibility issues with the soon-to-come Messenger Plus! Live 4.00 (it still is not compatible with Windows Live Messenger). Those fixes couldn't be included in the previous 3.62 release as Messenger Plus! Live was still not mature enough at that time to do proper testing. You won't see any difference between this version and the previous one, however, if you plan on using Windows Live Messenger when it's publicly released (probably a month or less from now), then I highly recommend you to update to this version to prevent any kind of problem from happening.
There's one other important thing included in this update. I wanted to keep that for Messenger Plus! Live but there's no reason why everybody could not enjoy this update sooner. The sponsor program is now distributed by Circle Development Ltd. They have reworked the package based on user's feedback and I'm happy to announce that you can now say goodbye to the home page change and the search bar in Internet Explorer
. In case you would wonder, nothing has been added either and the sponsor is still as optional as ever. We just thought that the users who install the ads may appreciate a lighter package. Also, to make sure that everybody remembers where the ads come from a month or two after the initial installation, the entry in Add/Remove Programs now says "Messenger Plus! & Sponsor" if the sponsor is currently installed.
This great new version of the sponsor program will also be part of Messenger Plus! Live and will be presented the exact same way during installation. The development of the new Messenger Plus! is still going pretty well. Version 4.00 is now scheduled to be released in a month from now, you can expect this update to be the last one compatible with MSN/Windows Messenger 4, 5, 6 and 7. Goodbye Messenger Plus! 3