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TRUSTWORTHY: When is Microsoft ready to offer a Messenger update for Windows CE?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 06.10.03 - 12:01:32 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 6053x
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When I was playing with the xda II on weekend I've tested more or less every functionality and application.

One of them was for sure MSN Messenger and it's interesting to see that you get an automatic MSN Messenger message on Pocket PCs now:

However, if you follow the links provided there you get the following information:

MSN Messenger Security Update for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones

The MSN Messenger Security Update is part of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, which aims to provide customers with improved security and greater privacy protection.

As part of this update, all .NET Messenger Service clients will be required to upgrade to compliant versions of Messenger service client software by October 15, 2003. Microsoft is developing updates for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones.

Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition updates will be available through Microsoft in early October to prevent any service disruptions. Microsoft is also working on updates for Smartphone users with its partners.

Visit this Web site in early October to download the MSN Messenger client for Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition, and to learn more about the availability of Smartphone updates from Microsoft and its partners.

So far neither for the Pocket PC platform, nor for the Smartphone platform an upgrade is available and it's 9 days till 15th only. So I truly wonder when this update will become available. Also it's a kind of irritating that a brand new, still not released device like the xda II isn't already equipped with this compliant version. I hope O2 will be able to include the new MSN Messenger version by default, otherwise it would be a bad user experience if you buy a brand new device which seems to include outdated software.

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