We all know that Yahoo! integrated their Yahoo! Messenger with their Yahoo! Mail so you can chat while checking your mail. Google also integrated their GTalk with their Gmail with matching pop-ups and alerts. Then the question is, what the hell took Microsoft so long to do this on their webmail service?
Customers in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and USA will see this feature for the first time today (as usual, rollout to different individuals is gradual, so if you don’t see it yet, please be patient). This feature rolled out to users in France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the UK last month. Not in your area yet? We will be rolling out web-based Messenger to more locations in the coming months.
Source: Windows Live Wire