All those things down the left side of the main messenger window (alerts, etc.),
Dynamic Display Pictures,
Any of the other useless 'features' I missed.
Live messenger is great and out of all the messenger clients I've ever used it's definately my favourite. But it could be so much better without all that extra stuff. Simplicity and performance should be your two most important features.
You always have Windows Messenger for your Lite version!
Edit: This is already mentioned. Should have read all the posts before responding. I do agree with you that Windows Messenger is actually too bland and the Live Messenger it just too bloated. I would really want something like a Live Messenger Lite as mentioned in the discussions here.
BTW, I like the download file to be in higher quality like this too!
People with slow connections can always use the streaming version. The download version can be 1Mbps or so.
Most Internet users have more than 3Mbps downstream anyway...
I wouldn't be too happy with that. And I am sure a lot of people would not be given the fact that large pipes are still rare the world over.
I think it would be wise for Channel 9 to have two version of the video available. One at the high resolusion like this one (I haven't seen it myself - too large to download - but if the comments are something to go by niners are loving it.) The second one
being at lower resolution.
Of course the new 'screencasts' (after the redesign) can be used to host high resolution screen recordings seperately.
I don't have TabletPC, hell I don't even have a laptop, but I use OneNote on my desktop. I type all that I want into it and I share my development pages with the rest of my team. Its really useful and very productive. All my developers have adopted it
now and working on a project without it seems impossible!