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Windows Live Messenger closes by 15th March, Skype takes over

 

imageFew months ago Microsoft gave us an heads up on Skype replacing Windows Live Messenger, now we have an official date that Windows Live Messenger will be retired by 15th march and Skype takes over the usage except in China market. Microsoft has sent mail to the users on this date informing the official date and the alternatives. Windows Live messenger will continue to work in China market past 15th march as a Third Party company is handling this program in china.     [more]

We know that Microsoft official acquired Skype by October 2011 and provided the Authentication process for his employees and to the consumers to login and use it as a messenger. So where to download the Skype and start using it as a messenger, Skype can still be downloaded officially from the link

Skype Official Download Link - http://beta.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/.

Skype is now available in almost all the devices and platforms that are available in the market like tablets, mobiles, pcs, etc. We can download and use it and have a synchronized contact along with the Windows Live account to have a better security of your contacts.

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So how the existing users of Windows Live messenger can migrate to Skype? As we mentioned its pretty straight forward, just we need to download the latest version of Skype from the above link provided and login with your credentials (Windows Live) and we can see all the contacts synchronized automatically.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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