Leaked Windows Live Messenger 8.5 turns up more surprises

For those of you who haven’t seen it at mess.be, the leaked Messenger 8.5 build contained some hidden but basic Windows Live Folders integration/promotion. While the infobar isn’t earth-shattering, remember this isn’t a beta build so it’ll be interesting to see if this changes come the official beta program.

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And for those of you wondering where Windows Live Essentials and Dashboard went, there’s a new Dashboard application installed to Windows LiveInstaller. This directory also includes a new Shared Setup application with the name Windows Live Wave 2 Suite. (“Wave” refers to the group or wave of products to be released.)

Roll on those betas!