Starting from few weeks back I have been getting a warning message when my Skype extension client application getting started. And i got to know the bad news, when I checked what it is all about, that Microsoft has decided to close down the nice little gem came with Skype Desktop client, the Desktop API.
What microsoft calims is that it's for the tehcnology advancement, but a real question raises whether a technology advancement should be dropping features, whether there's a point if an advancement makes such limitations.
It seems community has taken steps to atleast try correcting this, and seems to have resulted somewhat in the favour of the Desktop API features, Chat still going away, call recording and device compatibility to stay for now.
So all in all, this may be the end of a lot of innovative ideas and missing peices not provided by Skype itself. Including my own tool that I used to love using, SkypePop - Skype Notifications Enhanced.
Personally I hate seing skype messages come in with the Skpe highligthed on the taskbar, not knowing the message until I have to do several clicks to see what the message is. So my extension client was helping me to respond with the minimum effort while working on something else. So it seems I'll be remembering Microsoft for applying this restriction everytime I have to do these extra clicks to read a Skype message starting from December 2013.