Microsoft's Messenger service will survive despite the upcoming death of the Live Messenger client.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would retire its Live Messenger client on March 15, forcing users to move to Skype for their IM needs. Since buying Skype in 2011, Microsoft has continually tweaked the VoIP service, which now supports Microsoft account logins and integrates with Outlook.
But the Messenger service that supports Live Messenger isn't going away, at least not anytime soon, according to blog site ArsTechnica.
Messenger uses two network protocols that allow third parties applications to tap into its service. … Read more