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Microsoft sets date for shutting down Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft's been pretty open about the fact that it's scuppering its Windows Live Messenger Service in favour of Skype but now we have some idea of when it's actually going to happen.
In an email sent to customers this week, the Redmond-based tech giant confirmed that it would be shutting down the service on 15 March.

In the mail, it says that the service will be shut down globally, except in mainland China where it will continue to operate. In the meantime Microsoft is urging the service's users to migrate to Skype.

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