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Microsoft announced it will bring MSN Messenger to even more users by making versions of the software available to users of Windows CE, WebTV, and the Macintosh platform. In addition, Microsoft will make it possible for cell phone users to receive instant messages by integrating MSN Messenger with MSN Mobile Service, Microsoft's wireless information service launched in June.
Microsoft's MSN Messenger Service automatically notifies you when one of your contacts comes online, when you receive new Hotmail messages, and enables users to set online status, control who sees them online and who can send them instant messages. The number of unique MSN Messenger users skyrocketed from 200,000 in the first six days to nearly 2.5 million within two months of its release.
By extending MSN Messenger Service to a greater number of platforms, Microsoft is taking another step toward making communication universally accessible to consumers. "Our goal for MSN is to provide people with information and the ability to communicate anytime, anywhere, from any device," Deanna Sanford, Microsoft's lead product manager for MSN said. "I should be able to stay in touch whether I'm using my desktop PC, Windows CE device, WebTV, Macintosh, or wireless device."
Microsoft Declares Windows 2000 RC2
According to BetaNews, Microsoft late last week declared Build 2125 Release Candidate 2, ending a short delay of the upcoming release. Microsoft's internal testers will have until Tuesday, September 14th to find any last minute problems, which may bring the build number up to 2126. Windows 2000 RC2 is expected to be made available to testers and CPP customers starting this week.
Release Candidate 2 will be the last major release before Windows 2000 is Released To Manufacturing (RTM) on November 15th. RC3 is set ship on October 27th, but will merely be a last minute check-up build for top testers and OEMs.
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