Microsoft now starting wider transition from Messenger to Skype on April 8th

Messenger Skype transition

It turns out that Microsoft’s planned March 15th transition from Messenger to Skype is more of a soft target than a hard cutoff. Microsoft will switch off desktop Messenger that day only for a “test group,” the company tells ZDNet; if all goes smoothly, the transition will start in earnest with English-speaking countries on April 8th. Every desktop user should be off the boat by April 30th. Messenger will still work on mobile devices, as well as in multi-network clients like Adium or Trillian, but that’s not expected to last long — and it might get quite lonely. Most of us ultimately get a slight reprieve, but the writing is most definitely on the wall.

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