C|Net News have an article posting saying that Microsoft will release Messenger Connect tomorrow. The corporate IM program is targeted at large organizations and enterprises that includes increased security and other IM features which are apparently sought by companies looking at making IM between its employees and clients a viable and productive phenomenon.
Microsoft's entry into corporate IM comes on the heels of similar efforts from Internet competitors America Online and Yahoo. Last week, AOL unveiled Enterprise AIM, a software package that lets companies set up secure internal IM systems. In October, Yahoo announced it would begin selling its own corporate instant messaging product as part of its enterprise portal business.More information @ C|Net