Mail beta, messenger beta, photo gallery beta?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by JethroUK©, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. JethroUK©

    JethroUK© Guest

    I've had Windows live apps on my machine for about a year

    This last month I keep getting emails for MSN to install it in beta??

    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    There's no indication which version they are currently trying to flog me -
    so it's impossible to say whether it's a new version or an old sales pitch

    Anybody know?
     
    JethroUK©, Nov 15, 2008
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    Jane C Guest


    Hi Jethro,

    It's the newest public Live Beta release. As it is Beta, you may encounter
    bugs, things that go splat and things that might not work as expected :)
    There is a lovely bug involving custom emoticons in Messenger Live Beta -
    you can't see them!
     
    Jane C, Nov 15, 2008
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    ...winston Guest

    Only two versions of the Live Products are available.
    The production(RTW-release to web version)
    get.live.com

    The beta versions
    download.live.com
     
    ...winston, Nov 15, 2008
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    osu9400 Guest

    I understand your issue and made the same complaint earlier (see below for a
    similar thread). I have had the beta installed for several weeks, but it's
    impossible to tell if a newer beta is available. Gary VanderMolen stated
    that the betas on the download site are the ones which have been available
    for a couple of months.
     
    osu9400, Nov 15, 2008
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    ...winston Guest

    The current beta downloads are the only betas available. They are the same beta, same version, without any fixes or changes,
    nothing newer, nothing old, nothing borrowed, nothing blue etc.
     
    ...winston, Nov 16, 2008
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    JethroUK© Guest

    another couple questions

    1/ is there a version number of the beta?

    2/ what are the main improvements?

    3/ should i install it?
     
    JethroUK©, Nov 16, 2008
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    JethroUK© Guest

    for the record the new beta is Version 14.0.5027.0908
     
    JethroUK©, Nov 16, 2008
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    ...winston Guest

    inline below..


    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    Read about it here
    http://download.live.com/wlmail
    Click on the items under features
    All betas are unfinished products...installing is always your choice and at your own risk.
     
    ...winston, Nov 17, 2008
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    JethroUK© Guest

    maybe i'm not making it clear

    i wanted the version number 'before' installing it (information to help me
    decide whether to install it) - most products have a version number (beta or
    not)

    i wanted to know the improvements = then benefit of the beta, over and above
    ordinary WLM which i already have (information to help me decide whether to
    install it)) - this is usually called a 'changelog' and again most products
    supply one

    i know what 'a beta' is - again i wanted to know of any possible benefit
    anyone is experiencing over and above ordinary WLM which i already have
    (information to help me decide whether to install it)
     
    JethroUK©, Nov 17, 2008
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    Allen Guest

    You are absolutely right.
    What BETA?
    Which version of BETA?
    Is it BETA than BETA?
    Sending photo thru e-mail in new WindowsLive Gallery BETA doesnt work for me.

    I think Microsoft thoughts is: It's a free product apart from pushing Adds -
    so what do you expect. Its just BETA. :) But I agree with they concept that
    'Lets make it easier for avarage user... and the most common user' 'Majority
    rules' if you need more advance staff use PhotoShop.
     
    Allen, Nov 20, 2008
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    ...winston Guest

    There is only one publicly available version of the Live betas(e.g. Mail, Messenger, PhotoGallery).
     
    ...winston, Nov 20, 2008
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