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@MightyPork not sure about minecraft tbh. Or skype. Or linkedin. Or...

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@MightyPork I don't know why they even bought it. Current Skype is something completely different, they just kept the brand (and even put it on stuff that doesn't have anything at all with Skype -- Lync, which they even managed to rebrand *yet* again).

The thing itself is OK I think.

@pony @MightyPork LYNC is a wierd MS "proprietarised" (if that is even a word) businss orientated VOIP system which sort of works with SIP protocol (I think) but as I've already got 5 perfectly functional Asterisk/FreePBX phone systems running for work I've never bothered with using it. I think they are trying to merge Lync and "normal" Skype especially for business office 365 customers, before you had to install two clients if you wanted to talk to non business Skype users...

@vfrmedia @pony lync is already renamed "skype for business" and while lync was kinda okay, this absolutely sucks

or maybe it's all the bloatware on the work laptop that makes it run like shit, i don't know

@MightyPork @pony probably a combination of both although Redmond do appear to have done something to merge the two apps so the business users could communicate with "consumer" skype accounts; that definitely wasn't possible until very recently and meant at work I had to install both clients for recruiting managers as we use Skype to communicate with staff from Central Europe for first interviews (rather than using the telephone)...

@MightyPork @vfrmedia Can't see why, it's just a branding and minor UI update. (At least when I compared Lync 2010 we used to have with what we have now.)

@pony @MightyPork I guess its whatever they bolted on to lync (which is a glorified SIP VOIP system) so it worked with "normal" skype users as thats the real change that has occured behind the scenes. Before then the two systems were not interoperable.

@MightyPork @pony or even Nokia; before MS took over they were making innovative equipment but full with bugs and lacking customer support; and equally greedy -such as not allowing free download of their 2000 era GSM terminal adapter software so its difficult to configure and selling this as an extra item rather than with the TA (this is the device I connected to a rebuilt 1972 dial phone which now has a GSM number 😆 )