Wow, it seems like every other comment on the blog these days can by summarized by a commenter named “Fitz”:
“yahoo, pls. don’t abandon your project (messenger for vista).. it’s so cool”
Don’t worry Fitz, we’re working harder than ever on Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista.
You will be able to download a Beta version in the coming months. I wish I could be more specific with a release date at this point because I know how much anticipation our users have had for the entirely new Vista-powered interface.
As soon as we do have a more firm release date, our blog readers will be among the first to know. In the meantime, make sure you’ve provided your email address on our Messenger for Windows Vista page so you won’t miss it.
The work our team is doing with Vista’s new interface technology, WPF, is pioneering, but has taken time to perfect. As we discover the best ways to create WPF applications, we also take time to share knowledge and techniques with other software developers. At the Microsoft MIX conference in May, developers and designers from the Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista team presented some of their work. Check out the videos below for some behind-the-scenes looks at the making of Yahoo! Messenger for Vista.
Tech Talk on Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista (1:00)
Josh Jacobson provides background and a product demonstration, and Eric Burke discusses WPF tips and tricks (WPF tips start at 15:30 in the video).
Again, thanks for your continued patience and interest in the upcoming Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista. We can’t wait to let you take it for a test drive.
Senior Product Manager, Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista
P.S. – We’re always looking for talent to join our Messenger team. Check out latest job listing for a Messenger for Vista visual designer.