I just noticed that my Hotmail now shows me the web version of Live Messenger. Options to sign-in, change your status & access your Contacts. of course I haven’t tried chatting with someone on it. There is a useful option of  “Signin automatically from this location” which is neat. Screen shot of the messenger:

Hotmail Live Messenger

Apparently, I don’t see the option on my profile page. Will wait for more updates on the same. From what I see the Messenger is availbale under:

  • Hotmail
  • People

Update: I only see the option for my account that is registered as US & not in the 1 registered as India for country.