Understanding Messenger Connect

Current information about Live Connect is now available in the Windows Live Developer Center. The information in the following sections is provided for legacy purposes only.

Windows Live Messenger Connect is a collection of APIs and experiences that enable your users to communicate, share, and connect with their Windows Live Messenger friends and Windows Live contacts.

What Is Messenger Connect?

Learn about the types of applications that you can create, the libraries and controls that are available, and how to migrate Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit applications to Messenger Connect APIs.

Getting Started with Messenger Connect

Obtain a new client ID, set up authentication, and step through the reference sample applications.

REST API Service and Resource Model (Messenger Connect)

Use the Representational State Transfer (REST) API to access Windows Live data (such as contacts, profile information, and other resources) on behalf of Windows Live users.

Using the JavaScript Library and Controls for Messenger Connect

Use the Messenger Connect JavaScript library and controls to quickly create rich, socially oriented experiences for your website users.

OAuth WRAP (Messenger Connect)

Enable each user to provide consent to applications that access the user's Windows Live data.

JavaScript Library Reference for Windows Live Messenger Connect

Explore all the capabilities of the JavaScript library.