Neowin has posted some screenshots of Windows Live Messenger 2010 and Windows Live Writer 2010, both of the products are freely available for download from Microsoft, however, these screenshot are from Wave 4, a bundle of applications from Microsoft which will be available for downloads sometime soon.
As you can see from the screenshot above, Windows Live Messenger 2010, focuses more on Social networking and delivers updates from your friends in the sidebar. This is no surprise as even Yahoo Messenger 10 has more focus on social updates.
What is even more interesting is the new Windows Live Writer 2010 to be included in Wave 4 (click for larger screenshot).
The new version completely does away with the old menu and introduces ribbon menu which is popular in Office products including Office 2010. I am very excited about WLW 2010 as it looks like a perfect tool for created rich text posts and also has ease of use written all over it.
What do you think of the new Wave 4 products? Do they look interesting to you?