MSN Messenger is centered around MSN technologies (Hotmail, MSN Member Profiles, MSN Mobile,
etc.) whereas Windows Messenger is centered around Windows technologies (Exchange Server,
Greenwich/RTC Server, Windows Netmeeting, etc.). Both however can make use of Microsoft
technologies, like the .NET Messenger service and .NET Alerts.
Windows Messenger 5 (when released) will upgrade Windows Messenger 4.7 and MSN Messenger 6
will upgrade MSN Messenger 5 -- obviously MSN Messenger 5 won't upgrade Windows Messenger
4.7, they're separate products.
Windows MVP, Messenger
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> Hi... why there exists Windows Messenger 4.7 vs MSN Messenger 5 as two
> different products?
> I have XP Pro, that came with WM, and upgrade automatically only up to v47.
> I had to manually download MSNM 5 and install it.
> So, why as 2 different products, and why v47 of one doesnt go to v5 of the