The Live Mail team has just rolled out a minor update to the recent M5 release, that as well as including several bug fixes, sees the addition of Contact Controls.
Familiar to Spaces users, the Contact Control allows a user to view an individual's Space, Profile and Contact Card via a drop down menu. It also includes a messenger status icon, messenger "gleams" and the option to subscribe to a contact's updates, otherwise known as Live Contacts. Contact Controls are availble via the Contacts tab of Live Mail, and for the moment, will only appear for Messenger buddies. The Contact Control is one of the more obvious common elements present throughout Windows Live and will continuing developing throughout the year.
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