In this series of post’s I will rebuild the Windows Live Messenger as a Silverlight 2.0 application. This is going to be a great project to build using the Silverlight 2.0 stack as most of the components required for this application can be found in the new features of Silverlight 2.0 beta.
So why am I choosing to build Live Messenger in Silverlight 2.0 beta? And why messenger?
Messenger despite the simplicity of what it does is an extremely complex application. It has this social aspect to it that in its current state just does not take advantage of. The current Live Messenger can be so much more, and my goal is to build out messenger to realize it’s full potential. Using some new features in Silverlight 2.0 beta I feel like I can truly elevate Messenger above what it currently is to something truly amazing.