Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetMSN · 1 decade ago

what is MSN . is it a server?

when did the MSN web site started

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    ►Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger, and colloquially referred to as simply MSN) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft that is currently designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Mobile. The client has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services since 2005. It connects to Microsoft's .NET Messenger Service. The client was first released as MSN Messenger on July 22, 1999, and as Windows Live Messenger on December 13, 2005.

    ►Before the product was renamed Windows Live Messenger, it was known as "MSN Messenger Service" from 1999 to 2001 and "MSN Messenger" from 2001 to 2005. During that time, Microsoft released seven major versions as follows.

    The first version of MSN Messenger Service, version 1.0 (1.0.0863), was released July 22, 1999. It included only basic features, such as plain text messaging and a simplistic contact list. When it was first released, it featured support for access to America Online's AIM network. America Online continually tried to block Microsoft from having access to their service until eventually the feature was removed, and it has not re-surfaced in any later versions of the software. Since then, the software has only allowed connections to its own service, requiring a Windows Live ID account to connect.

    Microsoft released the first major update, version 2.0 (2.0.0083), on November 16, 1999. It included a rotating advertising banner and the ability to customize the appearance of the chat window. It came as an install option for Windows Me. This version was followed the next year by version 3.0 (3.0.0080), which was released May 29, 2000. It included file transfers and PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone audio capabilities with Net2Phone, one of the first VOIP providers.

    Along with the release of Windows XP came version 4.6 of MSN Messenger, on October 23, 2001. It included major changes to the user interface, the ability to group contacts, and support for voice conversations. In this version, the client software was renamed from "MSN Messenger Service" to just "MSN Messenger," while the underlying service became known as ".NET Messenger Service," the name it has kept ever since. This version was only compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000, because Microsoft provided a scaled-down new program for Windows XP, called Windows Messenger, that it originally intended to replace MSN Messenger on Windows XP.

    That strategy changed when version 5.0 of MSN Messenger was released on October 24, 2002. It was the first version that was allowed to be installed along with Windows Messenger on Windows XP. It included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) based file transfers, minor changes to the user interface artwork, and a Windows Media Player interface plug-in.

    The next year, version 6.0 of MSN Messenger was released July 17, 2003. MSN Messenger 6.0 was a major overhaul of the whole platform, upgrading its simple text-based interface to include customizable elements such as emoticons, personalized avatars, and backgrounds. An update, version 6.1, focused on improvements to the conversation window, enabling users to hide the window frame and menu bar, and also the ability to change the theme color. The theme color could be set differently for each user. Another update, version 6.2, was released April 22, 2004, and it was the last version of the MSN Messenger 6 series. The most notable changes were a dedicated Mobile group for mobile contacts, a connection troubleshooter, and the Launch Site feature was renamed to Fun & Games.

    MSN Messenger received a major upgrade to version 7.0 on April 7, 2005. This version brought wink features that were previously only available in threedegrees. This version also advertised items to sell to you including animated display pictures, emoticons and backgrounds. The contact list window style was also updated to match instant message windows. This version also introduced the Xbox Live Integration feature. This is the last version of MSN Messenger that runs on Windows 98 and Windows Me. This version also introduced digital ink and handwriting recognition support.

    The last version of MSN Messenger before the name change, version 7.5, was released August 23, 2005. New features included the Dynamic Backgrounds feature and the "msnim" protocol handler, which allowed Web sites to provide links which automatically add a contact or start conversations. Additionally, a new Voice Clips feature allowed users to hold down F2 and record a message for a maximum of 15 seconds and send it to the recipient. The window for conversations was changed slightly with an added video button. This version also introduced the Windows Installer for its auto-update feature

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    ★How to get and use MSN / Windows live Messenger

    ►first you have to create a Windows Live Account

    --»you can create it here

    --»if wanting a or account

    --»if wanting a account

    --»go to 'register'

    complete the form

    create a good and safe password, you can use the 'help' button in case you need it

    create a good answer to the security question

    add an alternative mail account, for example your yahooo account.

    that's helpful in case you forget your password one day ..


    ►go here to get MSN

    ►windows live messenger 8.5

    =►Windows Live Messenger 2009

    select SAVE and store the setup programme on your computer , so you can use it in case you have to reinstall one day

    --»once downloaded..go to the .exe file and doubleclick


    just do what the instructions say..step by step

    --»once installed go to



    control panel

    security center

    windows firewall

    mark MSn in the exceptions list

    so it will be allowed to connect

    ►then just dobleclick on MSN icon

    in the sign in window

    write your emailaddress and password to sign in

    --»there won't be any contact yet,so you will have to add some

    go to the MSn the toolbar


    select 'add contact'

    write the complete email address and send it

    --»the contact will recieve your invitation and once he adds you you can start chatting

    --»if the contact is online his buddy is green , if he is offline the buddy is grey

    --»when a contact is online dobleclick on the icon and in the window that opens write what you want and to send message and 'enter' or click on 'send'

    ► a very good addon is PLUS

    (do not support the sponsor if being asked during the setup)

    ►PLUS! features

    Messenger Plus! Live is an add-on for Windows Live Messenger that adds tons of features and extras to the software. Extend the possibilities of Messenger and make your experience a lot more entertaining

    ►Look up more features here

    --» scripts for PLUS

    --» skins for PLUS

    ► more info how to use MSN MESSENGER here

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MSN (The Microsoft Network) is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system.[1]

    The range of services offered by MSN has changed significantly since its initial release in 1995. MSN was once a simple online service for Windows 95, an ambitious experiment at interactive multimedia content on the Internet that was ahead of its time, and one of the most popular dial-up Internet service providers.

    Microsoft used the MSN brand name to launch and promote numerous popular web-based services in the late 1990s, most notably Hotmail and Messenger, before reorganizing many of them in 2006 under a new brand name, Windows Live. MSN's Internet portal,, still offers a wealth of content and is currently the 6th most visited domain name on the Internet.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MSN (The Microsoft Network) is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. its an instant messaging program used for chating with friends and family.

  • 1 decade ago

    msn isnt a server it's and instant messaging program

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