De Mac-developers van Microsoft hebben een nieuwe versie online gezet van Messenger for Mac. Het programma heeft een (kleine) upgrade gekregen naar versienummer 6.0.2 en kan als dmg-bestand binnengehaald worden met ondersteuning voor de talen Nederlands, Engels, Frans, Duits, Italiaans, Spaans, Japans en Zweeds. Net als Windows Live Messenger kan met de Mac-editie van de im-software gechat worden met andere gebruikers en is het mogelijk om bestanden en (geanimeerde) emoticons naar elkaar te sturen. De aankondiging van versie 6.0.2 ziet er als volgt uit:
Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0.2:
Messenger for Mac 6.0.2 makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of instant messaging, and it is a Universal application built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs. If you encountered a sign-in issue with Messenger for Mac 6.0, you should upgrade to Messenger for Mac 6.0.2.
By using Messenger for Mac users can:
By using Messenger for Mac, you can see when your friends, family, coworkers, and associates at other companies are online and then communicate with them instantly. Messenger for Mac offers two types of communication services — a personal account and a corporate account.
- Chat with Yahoo! Messenger contacts
- Add a status message that your personal contacts can see
- Share what you are listening to in iTunes with your personal contacts
- Create, send, and receive custom emoticons with personal contacts
- Send and receive custom animated emoticons with personal contacts
- Search for conversation histories using Spotlight
- Check the spelling in your instant messages
A personal account works with the Windows Live Messenger service. Contacts that you add to your personal account include friends and family members. Instant message conversations with users are not limited to users who have Messenger for Mac installed on their computers. You can also have instant message conversations with users who have other instant messaging services, such as Yahoo! Messenger.
A corporate account uses the Microsoft Office Live Communications Server service. Contacts that you add to your corporate account include coworkers who are in the same company as you and associates at other companies. Instant message conversations with other corporate account users are not limited to corporate users who have Messenger for Mac installed on their computers. With the federation features enabled on Live Communications Server, users can also have instant message conversations with users who have other instant messaging services, such as AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger, and iChat users who are signed in with AOL accounts.
Additionally, Messenger for Mac 6.0.2 includes logging. Log files can help troubleshoot various problems in Messenger such as connection problems, status failures, and other issues. Enabling logs saves a file containing personal information to ~/Documents. Anyone with access to this directory can open this file. By default, Messenger logging is turned off. For more information about how to enable logging for troubleshooting problems, contact support.