Yahoo! Messenger with WPF Goes Live!

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Description

You may remember Jeff Sandquist interviewing the Yahoo! Messenger team at CES this year (link here if you missed it). This version of Yahoo! Messenger, which only works on Vista, has full animation using WPF. A public preview version of it is ready for you to download.

Features include tabbed conversations, drag and drop functionality (you can drag a contact to your Sidebar), enhanced emoticons, a slider that lets you adjust how much contact information you see, the ability to arrange your contact list into columns, spell check, and the ability to send files as large as 2 Gig!

Yahoo! Messenger now interops with Windows Live Messenger, including the ability to send files, so you can try it out without having to leave your Live IM friends behind.

Download it here and give it a try.

The Discussion

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    Brandon LeBlanc

    Hey Larry - this is one sweet app. Yahoo! has really shown off some interesting UI capabilities. Hopefully the Windows Live Messenger folks are paying attention Wink

    However it does not use Silverlight. Silverlight is designed for delivering awesome interactive experineces on the web through its multi-browser plugin. Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista utilizes the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which is built in to Windows Vista (and available for download for XP users). WPF is not Silverlight.

    - Brandon

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    Brandon LeBlanc

    Hey Larry - this is one sweet app. Yahoo! has really shown off some interesting UI capabilities. Hopefully the Windows Live Messenger folks are paying attention Wink

    However it does not use Silverlight. Silverlight is designed for delivering awesome interactive experineces on the web through its multi-browser plugin. Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista utilizes the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which is built in to Windows Vista (and available for download for XP users). WPF is not Silverlight.

    - Brandon

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    LarryLarsen

    Thanks Brandon, fixed. I had Silverlight on the brain tonight. Wink

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    John Ellis

    You know, there's been a lot of rumours going around that MS would be interested in buying Yahoo- with products like this it makes more and more sense.

    I am a very pro-Microsoft individual however I must say I wish MS would join forces with Yahoo so that things like this beautiful software were a standard rather than the exception.

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    John Ellis

    You know, there's been a lot of rumours going around that MS would be interested in buying Yahoo- with products like this it makes more and more sense.

    I am a very pro-Microsoft individual however I must say I wish MS would join forces with Yahoo so that things like this beautiful software were a standard rather than the exception.

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