Microsoft confirmed in a blog posting that it plans to release a beta version of Messenger for Mac 8 in March 2010.
The Mac team at Microsoft have been working hard to include A/V support in Messenger for Mac. The A/V support is cross-platform compatible and will work with Windows Live Messenger. Once Messenger for Mac 8 arrives, Mac users will be able to share webcam and audio conversations with each other and their Windows counterparts.
The team first demonstrated the A/V support at MacWorld 2009 earlier this year. A planned beta, promised for 2009, never arrived due to some set backs implementing the A/V support. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed "progress has been slower than expected due to the challenge of connecting to the most current A/V code running on the Windows Live servers. We will not have a beta available in 2009, but we are close: we are in "dogfood", and we plan to have the beta available to you by next March."
Finalmente anche per gli utenti Mac un client MSN all'altezza della controparte Windows. Nel frattempo, ci sono sempre le alternative come Adium e aMSN.
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