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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to obtain the latest version of Microsoft Windows Messenger 5.1. The latest version of Windows Messenger version 5.1 includes the following version numbers:
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0715 (release date: August 12, 2008)
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0706 (release date: June 4, 2007)
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0700 (release date: September 16, 2005)
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0680 (release date: May 13, 2005)
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0639 (re-release date: March 24, 2005)
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0639 (release date: December 1, 2004)
Additionally, this article includes a list of the improvements and a list of the issues that are fixed by the latest version of Windows Messenger 5.1.

More information

To obtain the latest version of Windows Messenger 5.1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A8D9EB73-5F8C-4B9A-940F-9157A3B3D774 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A8D9EB73-5F8C-4B9A-940F-9157A3B3D774)

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0715

Release date: August 2008

Improved features

This release improves the following features in Windows Messenger 5.1:
  • Improves security by using the latest secure components.

Fixed issues

For more information about the fixes that are listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-050, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms05-009 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms05-009)

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0706

Release date: May 2007

Improved features

This release improves the following features in Windows Messenger 5.1:
  • Improves security by using the latest secure components.

Fixed issue

For more information about the issue that is fixed in this rerelease of Windows Messenger 5.1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937107  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937107/ ) In Windows Messenger 5.1, you receive an access violation error message when you click a user display name to start a conversation

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0700

Release date: September 16, 2005

Improved features

This release improves the following features in Windows Messenger 5.1:
  • Improves security by using the latest secure components.

Fixed issue

For more information about the issue that is fixed in this re-release of Windows Messenger 5.1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
900466  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900466/ ) The sound and video are not synchronized correctly if you call a computer by using sound and video in Windows Messenger

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0680

Release date: May 13, 2005

Improved features

This release improves the following features in Windows Messenger 5.1:
  • Improves the file transfer functionality for users who have multiple network connections. These multiple network connections include the following connection types:
    • Configurations for users who have wired connections.
    • Configurations for users who have wireless network connections.
    • Configurations for users who user virtual private network (VPN) connections.
  • Improves presence integration with programs. For example, this version includes the functionality to update presence information in Microsoft Outlook and in Microsoft Windows SharePoint services.
  • Provides support for Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit.
  • Improves security by using the latest secure components. Additionally, URL links are now non-clickable. This behavior is by default.

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0639

Re-release date: March 24, 2005

Fixed issue

For more information about the issue that is fixed in this re-release of Windows Messenger 5.1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894867  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894867/ ) Windows Messenger 5.1 tries to repair itself when you copy or paste data from an Office program, open Adobe Acrobat Reader, or use MSN Messenger

Microsoft Windows Messenger version 5.1.0639

Release date: December 1, 2004

Improved features

This release improves the following functions in Windows Messenger 5.1:
  • Improves Tablet PC and laptop support. The following is a list of the improvements:
    • Improved ink
    • Improved performance when a user uses power saving features in portable computers
  • Improves presence integration with programs. This improvement includes better presence integration when programs are in full-screen mode. This improvement in presence integration helps users to avoid receiving unwelcome instant messaging interruptions.
  • Improves the sign-in process. This improvement gives users a quicker sign in.

Fixed issues

For more information about the fixes that are listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-009, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-009 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms05-009)

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger 5.1
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