Microsoft buying Skype is not a problem, yet

Microsoft acquire Skype was the great news yesterday. Many tweet that I read were talking about the end of Skype, talking about need it to find a solution to replace it, and in short words the dead of Skype,

I don’t know what Microsoft is going to do with Skype, I don’t think Microsoft is clear exactly how and what they are going to do with Skype yet, there is a lot proprietary information that they will need to study and understand in order to really know were are they going to take Skype.

It potentially means that many of the users of Skype are going to be forced to leave Skype and look for other solutions, maybe, maybe not.

The problem is that people is worrying about something they don’t know yet, people is assuming that Microsoft will mess up Skype, will ruin the experience, and it’s possible, but not sure, yet.

I am esceptical, I am not, a big fan of Microsoft Products, but there is no reason to worry or begin changing and looking for the new solution until we understand that significance, of what they are going to do. As Microsoft has many crappy solutions, had others that are great, maybe they keep Skype on the great side.

Technology is an interesting beast, people is looking constantly to fix problems that doesn’t exist. That works fine if you are a programer or software developer, but terrible when you are an user. If you can’t build the solution, and the problem is not yet real, you are just going around wasting your time, and worrying for something that you don’t even know if it’s going to be relevant.

If you don’t like dealing with Microsoft, you can deactivate your Skype account today, use one of the alternatives, otherwise observe and wait, trust me, if Skype get’s mess up, a better solution will show really fast, the business opportunity will be to good to let it go.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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