I have a legit account to login to Skype with on my Windows 7 installed app and on my phone.
I installed Windows 8 and installed Skype through Metro UI and it doesn't let me use my Skype login. It asks for a Microsoft account now, I guess this means a Live ID.
Feedback for Microsoft:
Angered that i'd have to ask all of my contacts to now readd me elsewhere I added a new "Live" Skype account
After adding my Skype account it had an option to automatically add in all of my contacts and details from a previous Skype account.
Gave my name/password from the other Skype account and happy happy joy joy.
What a confusing experience. I didn't know what to do. I felt like I was left hanging. I got angry. Made a new account. Then found out I was saved. Real cute.
01-04-2013 05:23 - last edited on 01-04-2013 16:26 by Isadora
totally idiotic on the part of the microsoft. just use the desktop version, which completely defeats the purpose of having windows 8. [edited for inappropriate language]were they thinking? makes no sense
What were they thinking? To lock you into Microsoft everywhere, that's what. I'm just starting my Windows 8 experience but as far as I can tell, the only real goal of having to go through the start page befor accessing my desktop is to make it more cumbersome to use non-microsoft software.
no thought required to understand what they were thinking... This move FORCES everyone to get a mail account with them. I hope Micro$loth and Unca Billy burn in hell one day.