Today in using my MSN Messenger at work I noticed that there were a couple people with the new Windows MSN Live messenger. I had to check it out. I remember back when I stopped using ICQ because it was so bloated and it was aa 4 megs download. This new Messenger download was just over 15 megs.
The MSN Messenger interface is a little better and it added a link to Outlook that tries to find Messenger contacts from all of the hotmail addresses in your Outlook but the neatest feature is a shared flofer. You can setup a folder so that you can share out files to infividuals that you are in cintact with and the interface for it is pretty slick.
Watch out Google. It looks liek Microsoft may be biting at your ass.