Microsoft retires Skype Classic on September 1 2018

Discussion in 'Windows' started by RGiskardR, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    The Microsoft Skype team announced today that it started to roll out an updated version of Skype that will replace Skype Classic (version 7.0).

    Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any Skype version that is not the latest version that Microsoft released -- version 8.0 at the time of writing -- will stop working after September 1, 2018.

    To avoid potential service interruptions, Microsoft notes that users and system administrators should update older versions of Skype to Skype 8.0.

    Microsoft released the first version of Skype 8 in October 2017 to the public. The release caused a bit of confusion on Windows 10 systems as Microsoft wanted to enforce the use of the Skype UWP (Universal Windows Platform) application on devices running Windows 10 version 1607 and later.

    In other words: Skype 8.0 was only available for Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 officially.

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