Microsoft launches new version of Live Messenger

2.HD-quality video chats: Skype did it a few months ago, and now Live messenger supports High Defintion (HD) video chats as well. We got a demo of an HD video call using a Microsoft HD web-cam, and the quality was pretty impressive. Again, quality will depend upon the web-cam you're using and the internet connection you're on. We bet you'll need a fairly high-speed internet access to have HD video conversations.

3. Photo sharing: There's improved photo sharing in the new Live messenger. For instance, one can do an image search on Bing or pull a photo through a Facebook album, and instantly share it in the chat conversation. All this happens within the Live Messenger application