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End of an Era: Microsoft Deep-Sixes Skype's P2P Client
Microsoft is doubling down on Skype's cloud implementation, and will eventually rout all call traffic through the desktop giant's cloud servers, nixing the P2P architecture which once definted the program. In addition, it is now winding down the native Skype apps for both Mac and Linux—users of these platforms will shortly have to use Skype only through their browser. What are Microsoft's aims as it streamlines this application, and what are the ramifications for enterprise users?