In recent years, Microsoft has given up much of the progress of its Windows Phone. And now, the company has also declared that it is ending numerous applications developed by the firm for Windows phone devices. The applications that will be dropped officially by Microsoft include the following:
- Microsoft Teams
- Skype for Business
Nevertheless, all the 3 applications will be terminated for Windows Phone from May 20, 2018, and would not be accessible for downloading from the Store subsequent to the aforesaid date. Also, the company has elucidated that it will not be providing updates or support for the applications.
The prevailing users, after May 20, of Yammer Windows and Skype for Business phone applications will carry on functioning; however, the company provides no “guarantees” following the date. In the meantime, Teams will discontinue functioning altogether and the clients will be addressed by an error note when they attempt to log in.
As such, the company has suggested the users of Skype for Business to shift to iOS, Android, or the desktop apps for the service. Alternatively, Yammer and Teams users have been recommended to use the services within their mobile browser.
Though the firm has provided no particular cause for ending support, it has mentioned that Microsoft “carries on to back Windows 10 Mobile, we’re not concentrating on developing new features.” Now, the company will be concentrating its endeavors on the iOS, desktop, and Android counterparts of all the 3 applications.
Recently, Microsoft also unveiled an add-on for Chrome, named “Windows Defender Browser Protection,” which efficiently gives up key features in its own Edge browser. The add-on depends on SmartScreen technology of Microsoft that cautions users of likely malicious websites that might attempt to download malware to the device or of sites connected with email messages that direct to recognized phishing URLs.
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