Windows Live Messenger: There used to be a time when the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Live Messenger was the next big thing. This was the instant message platform that millions of people relied upon. However, things have changed over the past few months. This is particularly true now that the company is proud owner of Skype.
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If you are one of the millions of people who are still relying on the desktop version of Windows Live Messenger, you only have another week before you are forced to transition to the Skype IM service.
On April 8, users across the world, starting with those in English-speaking countries, will have no option but to use Skype.
Those who have used Windows Live Messenger in the past have likely received a message from Skype discussing the timeline. In other words, they are hoping that people will make the change before the decision is no longer theirs.
If you want to learn more about the transition, you can visit this ZDNet.com article: Countdown clock: Microsoft marches toward its Messenger phase-out
This article discusses a variety of frequently asked questions, many of which may be on your mind.
For those who are looking for information and advice direct from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), you don’t have to look any further than this page. This page will walk you through the entire process, step by step, from beginning to end.
On one side of things, it is a shame to see a program like Windows Live Messenger going away forever. After all, there was a time when this was one of the applications ruling the instant messaging industry. However, times have changed and MSFT realizes the importance of putting all its resources in Skype.
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