Today I find myself slightly frustrated when I attempted to load Skype @ my office. To my surprise Skype is having issues yet again all following its acquisition to Microsoft’s hands. Announced on the heartbeat page http://heartbeat.skype.com was the following.
“A configuration problem has meant that some of you have been disconnected from Skype.
We’ve identified the cause of the problem, and have begun to address it. If you’ve been affected, you should start to see improvement in the next hour or so. You shouldn’t need to manually sign back in to Skype – it should reconnect automatically when it’s able to do so.
We apologize for the disruption to your conversations.”
Later adding the following as an update:
“We are continuing to address today’s problems, and are seeing indications that the situation is improving.
If you were disconnected from Skype earlier, you shouldn’t need to manually sign back in to Skype – it should reconnect automatically when it’s able to do so”
Skype’s outages are coming during a transitional time for the company. Last month, the software giant announced plans to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion. Once the deal closes later this year, Skype will become its own division at Microsoft under the supervision of its current CEO Tony Bates. Microsoft has said that it plans to integrate Skype into its Kinect motion-gaming peripheral, Windows Phone 7, and other platforms.