Microsoft Plans to Shutdown Windows Live Messenger, Migrate to Skype


Microsoft has announced that they will shutdown their Windows Live Messenger service and migrate all users to Skype on March 15th. What could this mean for BlackBerry users who do use Windows Live Messenger? According to news sources Windows Live Messenger will still be available for a “short period of time” for mobile devices after the cut off date. This could mean several things, one Microsoft will focus on bringing Skype to all major mobile platforms.

Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year.