Skype Update – all Systems Go?

Is the Skype service working again?I’ve been following Skype’s progress very closely over the past 24 hours, and according to their blog, Villu Arak reports:

We’re on the road to recovery. Skype is stabilizing, but this process may continue throughout the day.

An encouraging number of users can now use Skype once again. We know we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are in better shape now than we were yesterday.

Vilu goes on to speak to all of the speculation going on for this extended outage:

Finally, we’d like to dispel a couple of theories that we are still hearing. Neither Wednesday’s planned maintenance of our web-based payment services nor any form of attack was related to the current sign-on issues in any way.

I’m glad that Skype has made an attempt to dispell myths that have been circulating.

On my end (as of 10:30am EST), I’ve finally been able to have my first successful Skype messaging back up! Very happy to see the service running again – didn’t realize how dependent people are on it. Everyone else back up and running? Let me know!


  1. Sam

    still down in Clemson, SC as of 3:30pm Aug 17.

  2. brian

    @sam: yes, appears to be back down again here too…

  3. Amanda

    Have u guyz checked out “damaka”? It has some really nifty and useful features… u gotta download and give it a shawt…


  4. brian

    @amanda: can’t say that I have. I’m a big fan of Skype, and really don’t need another icon in the taskbar 🙂