my comments about windows live messenger 8.1 and windows media player 11 and hotmail

, posted: 21-Jan-2007 15:59

There are still alot of people who have not yet upgraded to windows messenger 8.1 beta yet(final version is rumoured to be out soon). If you haven't upgraded to windows live messenger 8.1 beta then go here:

http://get.live.com


I think the windows live messenger team should require everyone who is still using previous versions of msn messenger and earlier versions of windows live messenger to upgrade to the final version of windows live messenger when it comes out. Any person who is using msn messenger or a previous version of windows live messenger should be presented with a pop-up box when they sign in saying they should upgrade to the new version of windows live messenger and be given a link on where to download it from.
 Because whenever i try to use a feature with my windows live messenger 8.1 with a contact,most of my contacts cannot use this feature with me because they still have previous versions of msn messenger.This is why it'd be great if everyone was required to upgrade the windows live messenger 8.1 final when it comes out.
 And the maximum contact list limit should be upgraded, so windows live messenger users can have up to 2000 users on their contact list.


Now regarding windows media player 11,i think it would be great if an update was released that includes a free dvd decoder so users without a dvd decoder can play dvds.VLC media player is completely free and includes a free dvd decoder,so I don't see why microsoft can't include a free dvd decoder in windows media player 11 with an update.


Hotmail should automatically upgrade everyone worldwide to the new windows live mail beta interface and upgrade everyone's email accounts from 1GB to 2GB without users having to manually signup for the service.Also it would be great if hotmail allowed the sending of larger attatchments. A maximum size for attatchments should be 100MB because the current limit is too small.
 And wouldn't it be great if windows live mail had a photo and video sharing feature where we can upload our own videos and photos into windows live mail and be given a link that we can just send to our friends and they can view the photo or video by clicking on the link. So we wouldn't have to send a photo or video to someone,but instead just send them a link so they can view it online.
 And windows live mail users should also be able to upload their world processor documents(from microsoft word,works and any word processor document created on any word processor program) and store them in a folder in windows live mail. This would turn windows live mail into a file storage service aswell as an email service.





Comment by tonyhughes, on 22-Jan-2007 19:47

I think the windows live messenger team should require everyone who is still using previous versions of msn messenger and earlier versions of windows live messenger to upgrade to the final version of windows live messenger when it comes out.


Thats the dumbest idea i have heard in a long time. Not everyone wants or needs the latest features, nor are they capable of running them. What if I am running linux, or an older version of windows that is incompatible? What if I have really really old hardware, and all i want to do is text chat, but upgrading would mean my compter grinding to a halt, so i would have to uninstall the program because my PC is not capable of running the new version just to get features it cant use anyway?

File storage... there are lots of file storage places on the net. Do you realise that when Microsoft want to roll out 1GB of storage to customers that means over 600 million megabytes of space (including backups), plus bandwidth hundreds of millions of megabytes in bandwidth to let people actually use it.


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