It seems that some people have already received an invitation email from Microsoft for a beta test of WLM (Windows Live Messenger 9)! Unfortunately, it’s not on Microsoft Connect site, so you just have to click on the refresh button of your inbox and pray that you are selected (if you are enthusiastic about the beta, of course)
If you are invited to the beta, please do share screenshots or your impressions of the beta here!
The invitation email looks like this:
We’ve been hard at work building the foundation for Windows Live Messenger 9.0, we’d like to give you a look at what we’ve built and ask what you think. We’re running a small private beta to get early feedback on the new features we’ve built and get wider test coverage of the build.
As a beta tester you’ll have access to an early 9.0 build, a private newsgroup just for Windows Live Messenger beta testers, and the ability to send bugs directly to the product team. The build you’ll be beta testing with is a very early build, so it may be less stable than beta builds you’ve tried in the past. We’re telling you this upfront so you know what you’re getting into. If you’re not sure about trying a not-quite polished build, maybe this beta isn’t for you. If you’re ready to dig in and explore this build with us, follow the below instructions to nominate yourself.
Go to http://connect.microsoft.com
Click “Invitation” in the left nav pane
Enter this invitation ID: ###########
Fill out the nomination survey
We’ll review all survey responses and accept as many people into the beta as we can. Look for mail from us soon!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Windows Live Messenger Team