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What will Skype be changing May 6th with "Skype Manager" replacing the Business Control Panel?

skypebcpvsmanager.jpgSo what exactly will Skype be changing next week with regard to the Business Control Panel? No signs of change on Skype's "business" page... no new posts on Skype's business blog... or Skype's main blog...

Just an email that I, and presumably every other BCP user, received today:

We just wanted to let you know that on May 6, 2010, Skype Manager will automatically replace your Business Control Panel (BCP).

Everything you currently do in your BCP will be available within Skype Manager.

You can continue to manage your employee's Skype accounts, allocate credit and assign features. But you can also do a lot more besides, all with the same sign in details.

From May 6, you will automatically start a free trial of Skype Manager, which will run until October 31, 2010.

We will be in touch again before the free trial ends to let you know the exact Skype Manager pricing for your business.

So ten days from now we all get "Skype Manager", eh?

What will be the new features? I'm guessing from that last sentence that the "free" BCP will be going away... although that is not stated... and a free option could still be around.

We'll have to see what exactly Skype has in store for us...

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