I had horrible exprience with 2011 Mail Beta. I don't remember what, but, I hope I won't notice a thing.
Anyone else notice that the webcam/audio configuration is gone from Live Messenger? I wonder if it still does the sound drop-out thing... I'll test it later.
Also, a big screw you to the Essentials team for this:
There is a special level of hell reserved for companies that abuse user's trust and diminish the "recommended" installation setting (shared by cinema talkers, people with annoying phone ring tones, and people who get on public transport without their change already in their hand).
Although I love the Live stuff it's very stupid indeed to recommend the installation of toolbar-crap.
+1 to the screw part from ManipUni!
I am not thrilled about the new messenger,...
Maybe it needs to grow on me,...
Other stuff seems fine, even installed the toolbar and safety, let's see how long it lasts.
Messenger seemed to think my TV tuner was a web cam when it first started up. After a few moments of trying to figure out what was going on, I clued in to what I was seeing, a tv show.
I clicked the 'decline' on the bing bar, then it went and uninstalled itself. I was not expecting this. Sure I got a prompt. Maybe I should have read it first before dismissing it. I will have to reinstall it at some future time.
I really like the sync favourites with ie. I was just thinking the other day how hard I found trying to sync a favourite to the web, now its automatic (I assume, I have'nt tested it yet).
@ManipUni:Yep, very annoying. Thankfully IE9 almost instantly counters it by pointing out they are crappy and slow down my browsing and instantly recommends I disable them. Isn't it time the Live team caught up with the real world?
@Proton2: My wife just messaged from home that the TV-tuner was 'in use by another process' when she went into Media Centre -- looks like you're not the only one.
I can't say I'm feeling the new Messenger. The window with updates from social networks is confusing and there's a huge ad in it. Conversation windows now -also- have an ad banner. You can close the ad, but next time you open the window, it's back. I'm okay with a banner in the contact list, but in each conversation window? That's a dealbreaker for me. Also half my contacts now have their real name instead of their nickname in the contact list?
Also I still find the way messenger works with the Windows 7 taskbar cumbersome.
At least I like the animations when you open a window or somebody's online status changes.
Edit: looks like you can disable the conversation window ads with a setting in options.
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