China is a swell country. Some stringent rules and regulations, which are not necessarily bad, mean that foreign companies have to partner up with local firms to do business there. As a result, Microsoft has several such partner companies for many of its services. One such service is MSN and its communication...

Of all Microsoft products and services aimed at the consumers, Skype remains one that still does not has the cloud in its DNA. Sure there are a few touches here and there, but the platform could use some major improvements in this regard. And according to the product manager at Skype, Jeff Kunins, this is exactly what...

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Today marks the day when Microsoft is set to the complete the retirement of its Windows Live Messenger, with the service poised to go dark in just a few hours. The last remaining versions of the application are also scheduled to be removed for download. Microsoft, as you may...

As far as pure computing is concerned, there are only a select few eras. Though with our weekly updates to products and services, lines are blurred, but go little while back and everything could be classified into era and eons. One such era was the age of Windows XP, Windows Live Messenger, Internet Explorer 6 and...

So significant is the event that it is being covered by mainstream media the world over. Microsoft has officially kicked off the Windows Live Messenger retirement today. The English version of the app is the first to go dark in the next few hours. Other versions will follow. Microsoft announced early this year its...

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...

And it’s ready for download. Can’t ask for better service! The Windows 8 version of Skype landed a few weeks back, and it just received its first update. Along with the ability to search people and groups, as well as call Messenger contact, the update brings with it general bug fixes and improved video calling...

A few days ago Windows 8 Update reported on the rumor that Live Messenger was getting the boot from Microsoft, in favor of Skype. While there was no official word to back it up, the transition seemed likely with Microsoft adding support for Microsoft accounts and Facebook into the latest version of Skype. Now it looks...

We’ll categorize this post under “News that wont’ surprise a single person”. It seems that the Verge is reporting that Microsoft is going to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. According to the rumor, the official announcement is coming within a week or so. With new forms of integration for Facebook and...