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Check this out:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57385025-93/will...y-windows-8-birth/

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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
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The highlights: Once Windows 8 comes out, Windows Live apps will get put into a collection of preinstalled applications in "Windows Communications" while "Windows Live ID" will become "Microsoft Account.


So it's just a renaming of the brand I guess.
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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
I would assume there will be a Metro-style Messenger app. The question is if they will still continue to develop the desktop version. I still can't see Metro taking off on desktops, but on the other hand I don't see Microsoft actively developing two different Messenger apps either. They barely manage one new version per year now. :zippy:

Hopefully much will become clear when they release Windows 8 Consumer Preview, on Feb 29.

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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
@Menthix - do you have a  report/news from Feb. 29?
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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
Nathalie,

There is a Metro-style IM app called "Messaging" in Windows 8.

A quick googling reveals: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2012/03/win...ail-and-people.ars

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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
I would not say the end, but there will be some changes. I was at the presentation of Win 8 last year in Anaheim and I talked with the PM in charge of Live.

There is an effort to rewrite some apps (obviously since you can see a Metro Style application in preview) but old win32 apps will still work.

I was able to run WLM 2011 with Plus! on Win8 without any issues.

However, running Plus! on WinRT (the Metro Style part) is a different story and we are working on that.

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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
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I would not say the end, but there will be some changes. I was at the presentation of Win 8 last year in Anaheim and I talked with the PM in charge of Live.

There is an effort to rewrite some apps (obviously since you can see a Metro Style application in preview) but old win32 apps will still work.

I was able to run WLM 2011 with Plus! on Win8 without any issues.

However, running Plus! on WinRT (the Metro Style part) is a different story and we are working on that.
Is Messenger Plus! going to get a metro overhaul? Because right now it looks like Messenger Plus! 2...
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RE: RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
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Is Messenger Plus! going to get a metro overhaul? Because right now it looks like Messenger Plus! 2...

Let's just say that we have several things in the pipeline ;)
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RE: End of WLM? Or just a renaming of the brand?
I assume that new interface will be available only for Windows 8 users... *sighs*
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