Microsoft Cuts off Updatings for Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Subway Surfers
In October 2017, Microsoft almost refused from the development of Windows Phone - including Windows Phone 8.1, which lost its support in July 2017, and Windows 10 Mobile no longer focuses on the company.
Here's another sad news: Microsoft announced it has stopped supporting several applications released by the company for Windows Phone devices. This means that the release of updates for such apps will be discontinued and they are no available for downloading from Store.
Microsoft officially stops these three apps:
Skype for Business;
The Skype for Business was released for Windows Phone in August 2015, and it also appeared on Android and iOS. Yammer came to Windows Phone back in 2013, and Microsoft Teams ousted Skype for business in September 2017.
But the time goes further, and the support for all three applications was stopped on May 20, 2018, and they are no longer available for download from the Store. Microsoft also explained that it won't offer support or updates for apps.
However, existing accounts for Skype for business and Yammer Windows will continue to work, but Microsoft does not give any guarantees that the application would not suddenly stop working. What about Microsoft Teams, this application stopped working at all, and when users will connecting to the app, the error message will encounter them.
As always, Microsoft recommended that Skype users for business go to Android, iOS or desktop applications for this service. On the other hand, users of teams and Yammer are encouraged to use these services in their mobile browser.
Subway Surfers Are Dead?
In 2016, the developer dropped support for the popular mobile game for Windows Phone 8.1 and released a version for Windows 10 Mobile. However, now it turns out that the support of Subway Surfers by the latest efforts of Microsoft has also officially settled.
Subway Surfers is one of the most our favorite game; it is the most popular endless runners for all platforms, not only for Windows phone devices. The developer, Kiloo, regularly updated the name, keeping it up-to-date with its Android and iOS counterparts. But nowadays, it seems that Windows phone’s users must to go to iOS or Android for further enjoying the game with updates and support.
Here's the answer from Kiloo support team on user’s questions about the status of the game on Windows phones:
Thanks for being a loyal player on the Windows platform!
Unfortunately, Cairo is the last update for Subway Surfers on the platform. You can keep enjoying the game, but we will not release further updates, due to the development plans of the platform owner.
As it always happens, the developer not only stops update the game, but also it will be removed from the store for an indefinite period, so that you won’t be able to install the game again.