I get the feeling we are about to see a flurry of news about Windows Live Wave 4.
The latest piece is the announcement of Messenger Connect at The Next Web Conference in Europe:
Messenger Connect allows web, Windows and mobile app developers to create compelling social experiences on their websites and apps by providing them with social promotion and distribution via Messenger
In fact this feature is demonstrated by Dharmesh Mehta, the Director of Windows Live, in this Windows Live Messenger Preview Video. Look at 3:19 in the video to see this part.
Ori Amiga the Principal Program Manager Partner program for Windows Live continues in the Messenger across the web posting adding that these are some of the benefits you get from this new API:
Instantly create a user profile and social graph: Messenger user profile and social graph information allows our shared customers to easily sign-in and access their friends list and profile information. This allows our partners to more rapidly personalize their experiences, provides a ready-made social graph for customers to interact with, and provides a channel to easily invite additional friends to join in.
Drive engagement directly through chat indirectly through social distribution: By enabling both real-time instant messaging conversations (chat) and feed-based sharing options for customers on their site, developers can drive additional engagement and usage of their experiences by connecting to the over 320 million Messenger customers worldwide.
Standby because as I mentioned at the beginning of this post I think the flood gates are about to open in relationship to Windows Live Wave 4 news.