AV support in Microsoft Messenger - "end of the year?"

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  1. Karvel macrumors regular

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    I could be wrong, but didn't the Microsoft Mac BU promise AV support (beta) in Microsoft Messenger by the end of this year - if so, how close to December 31st are they trying to leave it...?
     
  2. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    i was just wondering this, we have four days left! Cutting it pretty close :eek:
     
  3. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Public beta comes in march 2010

    "So what’s up with Messenger? One of the most frequent questions we get here on Mojo and in forums is that you – our customers and community- want an update on timing for A/V support in the Messenger personal service, especially since we shared our plan to deliver a beta of personal A/V in 2009. Here’s the update: 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. We know how anxious you are to use this new version, but I want to ensure we are delivering a top quality experience before we ship, and we will have that in March."

    http://www.officeformac.com/blog/
     
  4. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a source for this?

    thanks
     
  5. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  7. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Internal testing, ie 'we eat our own dog food'. Just means they try they're product themselves first
     
  8. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    "being in the “dogfood” phase means that my team and I use the new Office to get our day-to-day work done. In doing so we help find bugs (just found one- not kidding), and we work as a team to get the suite ready to share with all of you."

    http://www.officeformac.com/blog/
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh, thanks. Have not heard that one before, but I figured it was some sort of alpha-esque phase.
     
  10. AAPLaday Guest

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    I think it means that they are using the software full time to check for any bugs, dont know if this is a common term though :p
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In other words, Vista was in dogfood phase with customers for a couple of years? :p
     
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    Vista i think has gone through the dog and come out the other end as dog poop:D
     

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