MSN Officially Launches MSN Messenger 7.0 And MSN Spaces
Today, Microsoft raised the curtain on two services, the first being an update to the popular MSN Messenger, which has been updated to 7.0.
The second, more official launch has to do with the introduction of MSN Spaces, a free, blogger and LiveJournal-like service. MSN Spaces has been designed to give MSN members personal webspace to express themselves through blogs and by sharing photos, etc.
Ideally, Microsoft hopes MSN Spaces can become a Blogger.com-style of service. This much is indicated in their release, which states:
MSN Spaces is a dynamic online scrapbook where consumers can easily post blogs, photo albums, personal music lists and more, essentially telling the story of their life.
For those who are interested, MSN Spaces is free.
Not only did MSN officially introduce their blog service, they also issued an update to MSN Messenger, which now resides at the 7.0 mark. According to Microsoft, the newest version introduces these new features, to name a few:
MSN Messenger 7.0 also offers a number of personalization features, where you have greater control over your Messenger presence and what others see in your profile. Visit here if you are interested in downloading the newest version of Messenger.
About these new releases, Blake Irving, corporate vice president for the MSN Communication Services and Member Platform group at Microsoft has these comments,
“People all over the world are spending more of their time communicating online and MSN is providing the services they use. We continue to invest in services that create meaningful, personal and emotional connections for our customers, letting them express themselves in ways that suit them best.”