Another proof, that management lost their senses. And there were not any sign of abandon/close the MSN Messenger program.
Microsoft came up with a new version of WLM, they designed Windows 8 Messaging app (Skype nowhere! Skype wasn’t part of the operating system concept back then. Since Messaging was a very early metro app, it obviously lacked a lot of features compared to the desktop application, but I can imagine they would implement all of MSN features later by the original plan. again Skype did not show up anywhere!) and then suddenly half year later they shut down (I mean officially) the entire MSN Messenger and tried to force users into Skype.
I will never understand this illogical and sudden decision.