Get Paid to Participate - up to $1 per post!     Twitter     Facebook     Google+
Hosting Discussion
 

Hosting Discussion > HostingDiscussion Community > General Discussion > Microsoft ditches Windows Live Messenger for Skype
forgot password?



Reply


Old
  Post #1 (permalink)   11-07-2012, 04:27 PM
HD Wizard
 
easyhostmedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 4,950
Send a message via MSN to easyhostmedia

Status: easyhostmedia is offline
Microsoft has announced it intends to "retire" its instant message chat tool and replace it with Skype's messaging tool.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20222998
__________________
Terry Robertson - CEO The Easyhost Media Group
Niceday Hosting - Affordable Hosting
PowerSSL - - We Secure your World
The Scamlist Forum - Fighting against scammers
 
 
 
The Following User Says Thank You to easyhostmedia For This Useful Post:
guille13 (11-21-2012)


Old
  Post #2 (permalink)   11-07-2012, 04:37 PM
HD Wizard
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,264

Status: handsonhosting is offline
wow - that's a biggie. Wonder how much they're going to mess with Skype as a result. I know they've had control of Skype for a number of years now, but if they're not focusing on their own IM service, all those engineers will now start playing with Skype
__________________
Emerson Nogueira
http://www.HandsOnWebHosting.com
cPanel Web Hosting, Domain Registration, Managed VPS Servers
 
 
 


Old
  Post #3 (permalink)   11-07-2012, 04:42 PM
HD Wizard
 
easyhostmedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 4,950
Send a message via MSN to easyhostmedia

Status: easyhostmedia is offline
yup, trouple is if i install skype onto my PC it slows everything down even though my PC is well within the requirements. I have customers often contact me using live messenger.


I wonder what next Microsoft will discontinue.

April 2012 Microsoft discontinued Office Live Small Business
__________________
Terry Robertson - CEO The Easyhost Media Group
Niceday Hosting - Affordable Hosting
PowerSSL - - We Secure your World
The Scamlist Forum - Fighting against scammers
 
 
 
The Following User Says Thank You to easyhostmedia For This Useful Post:
guille13 (11-21-2012)


Old
  Post #4 (permalink)   11-07-2012, 04:46 PM
HD Wizard
 
easyhostmedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 4,950
Send a message via MSN to easyhostmedia

Status: easyhostmedia is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by handsonhosting View Post
wow - that's a biggie. Wonder how much they're going to mess with Skype as a result. I know they've had control of Skype for a number of years now, but if they're not focusing on their own IM service, all those engineers will now start playing with Skype
i wonder how much their support rates will go up as MS will not even allow you to open a support ticket unless you pay them. i think their rate is 39 to pay before opening a request.
__________________
Terry Robertson - CEO The Easyhost Media Group
Niceday Hosting - Affordable Hosting
PowerSSL - - We Secure your World
The Scamlist Forum - Fighting against scammers
 
 
 


Old
  Post #5 (permalink)   11-07-2012, 04:58 PM
HD Management Staff
 
Artashes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 9,721

Status: Artashes is offline
What the integration looks like, for those interested:
http://blogs.skype.com/en/2012/11/skypewlm.html
 
 
 


Old
  Post #6 (permalink)   11-08-2012, 11:25 AM
HD Wizard
 
easyhostmedia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 4,950
Send a message via MSN to easyhostmedia

Status: easyhostmedia is offline
well i signed up with skype using my msn details and they auto generate and useless skype ID so they say the only way to make an ID to suit business is to create a new skype account and then merge the 2 accounts, which they dont give instructions on how to do this
__________________
Terry Robertson - CEO The Easyhost Media Group
Niceday Hosting - Affordable Hosting
PowerSSL - - We Secure your World
The Scamlist Forum - Fighting against scammers

Last edited by easyhostmedia : 11-08-2012 at 11:31 AM. Reason: typo
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

New Post New Post   Old Post Old Post
Posting Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Sponsored By: