The classic Windows Live Messenger service is set for retirement on April 8 this year, and Redmond has already announced that it will be transitioning users over to Skype. Now the company has begun sending out emails to all registered users informing them about the change. And yes, yours truly received one too a day...

Just received an interesting tweet from the BuildWindows twitter account. It says: Folks asking about getting pre-release bits…we promise it will be easy and not a secret. This is good news for a couple of reasons. First, it means that Microsoft have heard the screaming demand for beta/prerelease versions of Windows 8....