Today, the Windows Live Messenger Team shipped a new build of Messenger for beta testers – Build 689. You can login to ideas.live.com or Connect to download the new build. The beta should also auto-update as well. The is the first time the general public has been able to experience the new UI shown here at LiveSide. Leah updates the Messenger Community today on their Messenger Blog saying this build can be considered a "final draft". This means we probably won't see any major changes to what we have now with this build and the final release. They are working their way up to finally releasing Version 8 of Messenger. Doesn't mean you can't submitt ideas and suggestions – the next version is on the drawing board.