Windows Live Messenger to Go Dark March 15
Microsoft indicated this week that its Windows Live Messenger service will be permanently shuttered on March 15. The company is replacing Windows Live instant messenger with Skype, and suggests that all Windows Live Messenger users transition to Skype as soon as possible. Microsoft has updated the Skype application for various platforms in recent months to improve its chatting abilities. This includes Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. A preview version of Skype for Windows Phone is currently available in the Windows Phone Store.
Skype for Windows Phone Gains Drawing Feature
Microsoft today issued an update to its Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. The app has been refreshed with several new features, the foremost of which is the ability to create drawings within messages.
Microsoft Releases Skype for Business App on Windows Phone
Microsoft today replaced its Lync 2013 corporate messaging app with Skype for Business for Windows Phone. The app has a refreshed user interface for messaging, more emoticons, and improved interactions with the server.
Skype for Windows Phone Adds Location Sharing
Skype today announced an update to its app for Windows Phone devices that introduces location sharing for the first time. Skype version 2.22 is compatible with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app.