We noticed a large influx of users searching for the term Skype outage. Sure enough Skype is down at the moment and many users are also posting on Twitter as well. We did a quick search of Twitter and got a large amount of results for Skype being down, so it is definitely not a small problem. Hopefully it will be back up soon and not be like the large outage earlier this year. We will keep you posted.
Skype has posted an update for the issue:
A configuration problem has meant that some of you have been disconnected from Skype.
We’ve identified the cause of the problem, and have begun to address it. If you’ve been affected, you should start to see improvement in the next hour or so. You shouldn’t need to manually sign back in to Skype – it should reconnect automatically when it’s able to do so.
We apologise for the disruption to your conversations.