on 13 Jun 2006 (2497 views)
An email was sent to each one thanking them for their help, testing and work:
Dear Windows Live Messenger Beta Tester,
As we get closer to the final release of Windows Live Messenger 8.0, it is time that the managed beta come to a close. Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to this beta and for putting the voice of the customer into our best version of Messenger yet. Here are few of the many areas where your feedback made a difference:
-Improved sign-in performance. Thanks to your feedback, Windows Live Messenger 8.0 has the fastest sign-in of any version of Messenger.
-New UI and color changing. After many tries, your feedback helped us "get it right."
-Great new features such as Sharing Folders, Offline IM and Live Contacts. You found many great bugs that improved the quality of each of these.
-Overall quality. Your relentless testing and reporting of memory leaks, crashes and UI glitches greatly improved this version of Messenger.
How much longer can it be now until the full release? (well, probably not Friday!)