Archive for March, 2013

Microsoft Messenger to be retired soon (April 8, 2013)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Microsoft has announced that it’s Messenger product will be retired soon (April 8th) and they recommend you upgrade to Skype now. Existing Windows Live Messenger users will be greeted with an upgrade notification from April 8th onwards that will prevent them from signing into the service. Microsoft is pre-caching the Skype installer to existing machines to allow users to simply accept the notification and switch over to Skype, while the installer removes Windows Live Messenger.
No Messenger
Where can I learn more?

For more help on updating to Skype, please visit the Skype Support site.

* To get group video chat, you’ll need a Skype Premium subscription.
** Newer versions of Messenger will be able to receive the optional upgrade notifications. Older versions will not receive the notifications and you will have to download Skype manually.