Microsoft pulls plug from Modern UI version Skype




Microsoft will stop the Modern UI version of Skype. Users of that version have next month update to the regular desktop version. It is, according to Microsoft not make sense to create two different Skype applications Windiws 10.

Microsoft will send the variant with Modern UI from July 7 to retire. From then get users to update that installs the desktop version of Skype. Microsoft is Windows 10 more on desktops and less on the Modern UI with tiles and full screen apps. Only exception are the users of Windows RT, for whom nothing changes. Desktop Applications do not run on Windows RT, so that’s not possible.

The Modern UI version of Skype live tile and full screen video calling came in 2012, when Windows 8. Despite the continued release most people use Skype on the desktop version. Microsoft does not mention whether the update to the new version via the Windows Store, but it is obvious, because Microsoft wants to encourage developers to publish desktop applications via its download store. Skype has for some years owned by Microsoft.

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