Windows 10 Skype, Win10 apps, Skype VoIP and IM

Not too long ago, Skype had an outage that prevented users from being able to sign in and chat or call. Microsoft has since updated a post on its official blog that had claimed the Windows 10 version of the Skype software would be entering preview by summer 2015, a deadline that has come and gone.

While talking with Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, Microsoft explained the delay to the Windows 10 application: “We want to make sure Skype built into Windows 10 is the best experience possible, so we’re taking some more time to make sure it’s ready for users.

“In the meantime, you can continue to use Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows Phone and Skype for Web on Edge.”

It’s not clear whether the app will arrive in three different experiences as stated in Microsoft’s earlier blog post. Redmond planned on releasing Skype as three new Universal Windows apps: one each for “Messaging, Phone and Video.”

For now, if you’re running Windows, you can still get the latest version here.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at