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Microsoft Ends Support For ‘Skype 7-Classic’ Version

It is not clear how long "Skype Classic" would continue operating after the company ceases supporting it

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Microsoft has decided to put an end to “Skype 7.0 — Classic” version in November and will focus on improving “Skype 8” with better features based on user feedbacks.

“Support for ‘Skype versions 7’, and below will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Thursday.

The company would, however, allow users to use the older versions, while giving them time to shift to newer Skype updates.

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“We’re continuing to work on your most requested features. Recently we launched call recording and have started to roll out the ability to search within a conversation. You’ll soon be able to add phone numbers to existing contacts, have more control over your availability status, and more,” the post added.

Earlier in September, Microsoft redesigned Skype’s interface for both mobile and desktop, simplifying its voice calling, video chatting and messaging features.

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The video-and-voice app also rolled out end-to-end encryption for private conversations on the platform.

It is not clear how long “Skype Classic” would continue operating after the company ceases supporting it. (IANS)

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Microsoft to Notify Users About End of Windows 7

Windows 10 is now running on more than 800 million devices

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Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version.

“After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support,” the company wrote in a post on Friday.

The software giant revealed its plans of notifying users about the end of Windows 7 earlier this month.

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“This update is available through Windows Update. If automatic updates are enabled, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Users would be given an option to select the “do not remind again” option if they wish to get rid of the notification.

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Windows 10 is still edging closer to Microsoft’s goal of having it installed on 1 billion devices and the end of Windows 7 would help promote Windows 10 further, The Verge reported.

Windows 10 is now running on more than 800 million devices. (IANS)