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Messenger Gone, Skype Takes Over

I've never used Windows Messenger. My only experience is it kept trying to get me to set it up, which I never did. It finally stopped bothering me.

Now Messenger is getting its ticket punched, and having its core function added to Skype. Skype already has an IM–type tool but presumably Messenger is more robust.

This move has more to say about Skype, which has a bright enterprise future. Just yesterday I attended a Lync 2013 Developer's Workshop and one of the presenters connected through Skype. Worked like a charm.

I see much more for Skype than just a tool for teens to gossip or CNN correspondents to report from the field. For the enterprise you have a full phone/video conference from wherever you are. And by tying into Lync, you have full access to a range of rich communications tools. Sweet! 

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/09/2012 at 1:19 PM


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