On most computers all over the world, users can find at least one application dedicated to instant messaging, as people want to be able to keep in touch with their friends or business partners, regardless of the city or country they live in. Windows Messenger is such an app, mainly oriented towards enterprises necessities.
Installation goes smoothly, without needing any user input, and it quickly displays a well-organized interface. Users need to enter their account details in order to access all the app’s functions, and they can choose between three types of accounts: .NET Messaging Service, SIP Communication Service or Exchange Messaging Service.
Since each of them works seamlessly with Windows Messenger, it is possible to use one account to send a message or a file to a contact listed onto another type of account, without needing to have them on their list (however, their full email address is required).
Once they entered they username and password, users can view the contact list, where both the online and the offline contacts are displayed by default. By simply dragging and dropping a contact one can place it within the Favorites folder, or any other group created by the user.
Not only can Windows Messenger be used to export the current contact list to an external file, but it can also import such a file, thus allowing users to automatically move their list from a certain account to another one.
This application comes in handy for keeping in touch with people all over the world, saving contact lists or sending files, especially since it supports three distinct protocols and that is comes with a freeware license.