Windows Live Messenger Gets A Cutoff Date
Come April 8th - and it's not that far away - Microsoft will begin winding down Windows Live Messenger in earnest; Skype is the way of the future as far as Microsoft is concerned.
The upgrade from Messenger to Skype on Windows desktop will start on April 8*. The process will take a few weeks to complete. We’ll start the upgrades with our English language clients, and finish up with Brazilian Portuguese on April 30 or later.Skype Blog