Messenger en Windows Live Messenger, R.I.P. <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Messenger, you had a good run. But nothing is forever. And on April 8, 2013, Microsoft will begin a phased end-of-life migration for an instant messaging application that is still used by hundreds of millions of people. Fortunately, these customers won’t be left hanging with no one to chat with online. Microsoft is moving them to Skype.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype Messenger Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:29:00 +0000 16201 at Reexamining the Windows Live Messenger to Skype Transition <div class="field-deck"> Maybe the Messenger to Skype transition will go more smoothly than expected </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Skype posted a useful slideshow today that explains the transition from Windows Live Messenger to Skype. Taken in context with recent improvements to the Skype desktop client that appear to fix the issues I experienced previously, it’s possible that this transition will be smoother than expected.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype Messenger Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:29:00 +0000 15141 at Microsoft Tech Migrations Good, Bad and Ugly <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft is suddenly moving very quickly to new technologies and leaving some users hurt and confused </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Users of Microsoft technologies have found themselves in unfamiliar territory over the past year as the erstwhile software giant moves surprisingly quickly to replace old technology products and services with new ones. If you are a user or fan of such things as Zune, Windows Live Messenger, or Hotmail, you know what I’m talking about. And the level of pain you’re feeling is going to vary according to how well Microsoft manages those transition, and how well you can handle change.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Hotmail Skype Xbox Music Zune Messenger Windows Live Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:26:00 +0000 14591 at Microsoft Sticks a Skype-Shaped Dagger in Messenger <div class="field-deck"> Skype is a train wreck that only Microsoft can stop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Well, it’s been a rollercoaster couple of months in the drama that is Microsoft’s decision to replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype. But this week, the firm dropped a bombshell on us: It’s going to replace Messenger with Skype before even pretending to update the utterly terrible Skype client to meet the instant messaging prowess of the application it’s replacing. I can’t stress this enough, folks: Skype is broken. And Microsoft is about to ram it down our collective throats.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype Messenger Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:25:00 +0000 14341 at Skype Switcher Tip: Use Compact View <div class="field-deck"> Yes, you can make Skype look and work like Windows Live Messenger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re currently using Windows Live Messenger and are not too thrilled about the pending forced switch to Skype, you’re not alone. But there are a few things you can do to make Skype a more palatable—and Windows Live Messenger-like—experience. And the first thing you should do is enable Skype’s Compact View.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> skype Messenger Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:08:00 +0000 12781 at Microsoft to Kill Messenger on March 15 <div class="field-deck"> Looks like Messenger is getting the gallows. Time to prepare </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I had just heard from a source close to Microsoft that the impending death of Windows Live Messenger was perhaps a bit more serious than I had thought, and that the firm wouldn’t just be updating the software but would in fact be requiring users to stop using it. And now it’s official: Microsoft will shutter Windows Live Messenger and the Messenger service on March 15 and require customers to use Skype instead.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype Messenger Windows Live Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:11:00 +0000 12731 at Microsoft to Replace its Messenger Application with Skype <div class="field-deck"> Windows Live Messenger is finally put out to pasture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Almost two months after it first integrated its Messenger network into Skype, Microsoft today announced plans to kill off the Windows-based Messenger application and utilize Skype as its instant messaging solution going forward. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype Messenger Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:57:00 +0000 10071 at