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Topic # 239611 26-Jul-2018 11:27
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1st September Microsoft is killing support for Skype version 7 (known as Skype Classic). By killing I mean it will stop working on the Skype network.

 

The new version 8 for all platforms has had ferocious negative feedback. From terrible unusable UI, to missing facilities from version 7, to lost contacts & history, non connections, unable to sign in with version 7 Skype account and forcing you to have a Microsoft account or Office 365 account then you can use your Skype user name, the list of negativity is extensive.

 

I briefly, unintentionally, tried Version 8 last year when it was first released, HATED it.

 

Skype new version 8 what a S**T load of rubbish

 

But now as off Sept 1st we will have no choice but to upgrade. Being a macOS & Apple iOS user with MS Windows contacts I need a cross platform VOIP program. Am thinking of swapping to Viper and persuading others in my contacts to do the same.

 

What are forum members views?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2062916 26-Jul-2018 11:45
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Pretty sure another thread exists on this one...

 

 

 

But the 'new skype' omg. it hurts.

 

It's kinda like the Skype for business side.

 

move to teams! ick.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2063209 26-Jul-2018 22:47
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When I tried Viber it wanted to take a complete copy of my contacts and upload it to their servers.  I said NO!  There is no way anyone except me should have a copy of my contacts, and especially not anyone in the USA where their government will then be able to get hold of the data.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2063216 26-Jul-2018 23:39
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Google Hangouts might be a possibility. If you want something more feature rich, look at Zoom.





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  Reply # 2063294 27-Jul-2018 08:15
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Microsoft is not only killing support but killing Skype by changing it into something wholly unusable.

 

The only thing keeping me is the people over 65 that can't be migrated. :-(

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  Reply # 2063299 27-Jul-2018 08:23
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Maybe MS aren't really interested in it and don't want you to use it, so they are making the experience so unpalatable that you never go there again and find something else...............well its working

 

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  Reply # 2063325 27-Jul-2018 09:22
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olivernz: Microsoft is not only killing support but killing Skype by changing it into something wholly unusable.
The only thing keeping me is the people over 65 that can't be migrated. :-(


Have those elderly folk moaned about the interface though?...

I had enough i had to put classic on..... Now i have another iaaue to solve...




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  Reply # 2063353 27-Jul-2018 09:56
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We have given up on skype, teams ui is also bad but then so is the new skype...

 

discord is probably the best app at the moment but I don't think it has the high business usage


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