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MS Messenger looks to be going bye bye on March 15, 2013

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by 95Viper, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. 95Viper

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    Found this article over at MaximumPC titles "Microsoft to Shoot Messenger on March 15, 2013".

    Quote from web article:
    So, if, you are a user and did not already know or get the email from MS; then, you know now.
    They will, supposedly, have the free account, pay per minute, pay per month, skype premium, and skype credit.
    You can compare the difference between free and premium here -->Unlock even more features with a Premium account

    Messenger upgrade to Skype page at Microsoft.
    New Skype page: Chat with your Windows Live Messenger friends on Skype
     
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    So microsoft gets rid of netsend then MSG ...hmmm how is a tech going to make a pop up message now..... lol
     
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    why would i want to pay for this garbage?
     
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    They still have Lync - tied to Outlook... any effect on that?
     
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    Skype is free and is not garbage.

    And i too miss netsend. :(

    I think i read somewhere that lync will remain.. Iirc.
     
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    Skype is still free for one-on-one video and voice chat and IM.
     
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    You can link a skype account to your msn account and have your contacts on skype.

    I wouldn't call it an upgrade but more if a merge though.
     
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    Since it's part of a very lucrative enterprise solution, probably. How many different names has it had? In office 2007 I remember it as "Communicator"
     
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