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Stop TFS From Telling You “Windows Live Messenger Is Not Running”

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I’ve recently stopped using Live Messenger (moved to Pidgin) and one unexpected side effect of switching was TFS reminding me every time I went to Team Explorer that Messenger isn’t running with this lovely error message:


For the past few weeks I’ve been living with it, but it’s becoming increasingly annoying.  So today I finally worked out how to stop it:

  1. Go to the Team Members item in Team Explorer and right click on it
  2. Select _Personal Settings _
  3. On the dialog there is a Collaboration setting, change the provider to None
  4. Be free of annoying dialog.

Hope this helps some else regain their sanity Smile