Like using Skype? Microsoft is going to fix that for you
Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2019 - 04:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: skype, microsoft, uwp
Once again Microsoft is planning to forcibly move you to the new Skype without giving you an option other than going to the competition. For those on Windows 10, this will mean the UWP version which is pretty much incapable of calling anything other than other Windows 10 machines, and not well even then. For those with business machines that block the Microsoft store and who haven't downgraded to Skype For Business, this means you had better start shopping around for other solutions.
As The Inquirer has seen themselves, if you are using Skype Classic you will now be offered the choice to either upgrade or exit the application.
"Users have been railing against the move since it was first announced, as Skype 8 has been beset by problems, many linked to the fact that it will see Windows 10 users forced to use a UWP (Microsoft Store) version of the app, which has historically not worked very well - a point we've made many times."
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