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« on: 15 April 2013, 11:34 »
So what's the deal with this thing?  They delayed its closure once, and now days after its official closure, I'm still connected.  I have a funny feeling their strategy to migrate everyone to Skype will backfire, and many will just say fuck it, why do I need an IM program anyway when I have a smartphone? 

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Re: MSN Messenger
« Reply #1 on: 15 April 2013, 18:21 »
They will close the 3rd party apps next year, but the official MSN Messenger will stop working now.

I don't know anyone who uses it anyway, everyone is using WhatsApp or Facebook.

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« Reply #2 on: 16 April 2013, 02:31 »
Strange that they're being nice about it.

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Re: MSN Messenger
« Reply #3 on: 18 April 2013, 02:48 »
It's because some businesses use MSN Messenger to chat to other companies, since it has Lync integration.

Lync users will be migrated to Skype integration for out-of-company chat next year.

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« Reply #4 on: 19 April 2013, 06:10 »
They pushed out a Messenger update through Office for Mac's updater yesterday, and it's still on the Messenger network.  Confusing.

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Re: MSN Messenger
« Reply #5 on: 20 April 2013, 05:37 »
Microsoft announced that they would herass MSN Messenger users this month into switching to Skype.

I'm guessing that's what the update is about :))