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Topic # 111335 30-Oct-2012 18:45 Send private message

Just installed the new Skype 6 and merged my Skype and Microsoft accounts. This means I can use IM to my Messenger contacts through Skype.

Great stuff. One less program starting when the laptop boots. One less program to worry about when updating things...

I for one welcome our new IM overlord...






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  Reply # 709370 30-Oct-2012 18:55 Send private message

Did the same thing myself yesterday. Certainly a move in the right direction I guess.




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  Reply # 709380 30-Oct-2012 19:02 Send private message

Was prompted (sort of forced, I guess) to merge my Skype account with my Microsoft account when I signed in to the new Windows 8 Skype app.



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  Reply # 713322 7-Nov-2012 08:04 Send private message

And a week after I post this it's official: Microsoft retiring Windows Live Messenger by Q1 2013.





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  Reply # 713323 7-Nov-2012 08:07 Send private message

freitasm: And a week after I post this it's official: Microsoft retiring Windows Live Messenger by Q1 2013.



Thank god for that




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  Reply # 713331 7-Nov-2012 08:43 Send private message

I wonder how this'll work with apps such as Adium that connect to WLM but not Skype. I think I read that Skype now uses the WLM backend but does anyone know for sure?

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  Reply # 713337 7-Nov-2012 08:45 Send private message

I just downloaded Skype 6 but I can't see anywhere to merge with Messenger. What am I missing here?! 




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  Reply # 713363 7-Nov-2012 09:08 Send private message

Lougout from Skype. When logging in again you can use your Windows account. It will then ask if you want to merge an existing Skype account to the Windows account.




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  Reply # 713367 7-Nov-2012 09:25 Send private message

Awesome - thanks!!




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  Reply # 713370 7-Nov-2012 09:28 Send private message

I don't use messenger but I have found that skype is much less reliable than it was 1 year ago. ESPECIALLY that stupid click to call addon which is horribly unstable.



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  Reply # 713372 7-Nov-2012 09:35 Send private message

Add-on? You said "add-on"?

I disabled EVERY add-on, everywhere. I like my browsers clean, not hijacked, thanks.





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  Reply # 713387 7-Nov-2012 10:08 Send private message

I love that WP8 supports Skype so well. Will have to consider making use of this. I have been an IRC fan for so long now that all those animated emoticons and angsty teenagers scare me.



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  Reply # 714504 9-Nov-2012 09:06 Send private message

I've noticed that my old Skype account can still be used and in fact some Skype features require you login with the old account, for example the new Skype in Workplace.





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  Reply # 715126 10-Nov-2012 13:30 Send private message

freitasm: I've noticed that my old Skype account can still be used and in fact some Skype features require you login with the old account, for example the new Skype in Workplace.



I've migrated my Skype account over to my Microsoft account, but I find that I still have to use my old original Skype ID and password combo to log in to Skype for Android.



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  Reply # 715149 10-Nov-2012 14:22 Send private message

The same for Skype for Windows Phone 7.




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  Reply # 715180 10-Nov-2012 15:23 Send private message

The Skype app on these platforms would need to be updated to allow MS accounts to be used to login into them. Windows 8 Skype app from store and Windows 7/8 desktop app have been updated to allow MS Accounts to be used to migrate both Skype and WLM and login with either.




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