Charles Roddie

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    91 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for the feedback. We are continuously working to improve the quality of Skype. Please feel free to report any crashes or performance issues on answers.microsoft.com including steps that lead to a crash so that the community can help troubleshoot the issue.
    - Petr

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    Why are you giving Windows users this junk? Windows users deserve a real app not a webapp.

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    > We are continuously working to improve the quality of Skype.
    This is not the right approach. There is only one way to improve the quality of Skype: mirate away from electron to a native solution (UWP or WPF). This is a discrete step: either it is a webapp or it is not.

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    458 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We realize moving away from older versions of Skype is an inconvenience and we’re sorry for that. We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. Watch this site for news about features we’re adding to the current version of Skype and reach out to @SkypeSupport on Twitter if you need help getting settled in the new app.

    Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic.

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    The old app should be kept alive until there is a new native app (WPF, UWP) to replace it. Forcing Electon on Windows users is appaling.

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    425 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We hear you. We love Skype version 7 too. We’re working to build the Skype experience you’ve come to depend on for so long on today’s platforms for today’s user. It would be impossible to bring back the full catalog of features available in previous versions of Skype all at once, our engineering systems just don’t work that way. We are committed to evolving the current Skype experience to match your needs over time. As we release new Skype features, we’ll update this site. You can also follow @Skype and @SkypeInsider on Twitter for the latest news too.
    Thank you all for your feedback.

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    Microsoft is destroying Skype with its addiction to webapps, especially electron. Ironically as it owns very good app platforms (UWP, WPF, Xamarin).

    I notice that Skype has terrible performance and memory usage now, and even my non-technical family can tell it has got a lot worse.

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    It needs to have the performance of the old Skype too, i.e. not use Electron.

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    10 comments  ·  Welcome to Skype Ideas! » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We work to make Skype work seamlessly on each of the platforms where it’s available. Please do share specific feedback on integration we may not have nailed yet. It push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs. We love this kind of feedback!
    - Petr

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    Charles Roddie commented  · 

    > Please do share specific feedback on integration we may not have nailed yet.
    Windows! You are fobbing off Windows users with an appalling electon webapp! Give us a native WPF or UWP app please.

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