How would you like it if your future boss (or a recruiter) would contact you on Messenger? It can happen if you are in Latin America and submitted your resume to www.Bumeran.com. Subscribers there can now associate their Bumeran account with their Windows Live ID. Next when recruiters are browsing the resumes they can click the presence icon next to the candidate they are interested in to start a conversation.
All this is without the need of adding that candidate to their contact list or knowing his/her Live ID by the way!
Looks like more and more businesses are starting to see the added value the IM control can bring to their sites. The first we reported on that put it to good use is the Dutch Microsoft ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) Team. In August 2008 a billion requests a month with Windows Live Presence API was reached already!
P.S. To those looking for/missing Messenger Presence on here: we haven’t re-implemented it yet.