Microsoft stopping metro apps, Skype first


Just received an email from Skype:

“… We’re simplifying your experience down to one app that you can use either with your mouse and keyboard or with touch. Going forward you’ll only need to use the Skype for Windows desktop app. … Note: From 7 July, 2015 you’ll no longer be able to sign into the Skype for modern Windows app.”

Windows 10 will merge the look and feel of metro and desktop apps. Everything will be a “desktop” app which will be automatically maximized on tablets or when you remove (turn back) the keyboard from the 2-in-1 models like Microsoft Surface.

I wonder now: will Microsoft soon decide that all Windows applications should be made available through the “Store” app (like Google Play for Android)?

Skype for “modern windows” app is still available though (http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-modern-windows/), alongside with the desktop application (http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-windows/).

 

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