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Using Windows Messenger with Voice and Video

Now that you have your Passport accounts set up, you can use the great new voice and video features of Windows Messenger. If both you and the person you want to have a conversation with have speakers, a microphone, and a video camera attached to your computer, having voice and video conversations is just as easy as having text conversations.

In this exercise, you are in your home office, which is located in a remote part of your house. Your Windows XP computer is connected to your home network and includes speakers, a microphone, and a video camera. Your spouse is in the kitchen using a Windows XP computer that is also connected to the network and has speakers, a microphone, and a video camera. Suppose that it’s time to rally the troops for dinner (that means you!). Using Windows Messenger, not only can you have a voice conversation with your spouse, but you can see what’s going on in the kitchen from the office and vice versa. First, you will tune your camera and your microphone to make sure they are set up properly for Windows Messaging. Then you will start Windows Messenger on each computer and initiate a voice or video conversation. Complete the following steps:


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