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Skype for Windows Phone gets a small update with no stated changes

Skype for Windows Phone got updated today, but this appears to be a minor release, with no change log. Skype's last update in mid-January added a "compact view" for messages on high-res displays. This new update brings the version number up to 2.28.0.39. If you do notice any specific...
Skype for Business launches in technical preview, will replace Microsoft Lync

Skype for Business launches in technical preview, will replace Microsoft Lync

Microsoft has announced the launch of the technical preview of Skype for Business. Originally announced in November 2014, Skype for Business replaces the Microsoft Lync communications tool. Naturally, the new experience looks a lot like Skype. From Microsoft: Based on the familiar Skype...
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Skype users in India can now call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free

Microsoft is rolling out an offer for Skype users in India by which they can call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free until March 1, 2015. All that's required is a free Skype account and an Internet connection. The promotion is already live, and works as advertised. All you...

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Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting

Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting

Microsoft announced today that it is teaming up with Vice News to allow readers to pose their questions to reporters and contribute their views to stories from around the globe. Speaking on the impact of the partnership, Sterling Proffer, General Manager of Vice News, said the following: "...
Skype for Business

Skype for Business begins replacing Lync with latest Office 2013 update

As promised, Microsoft has begun the process of replacing its older Lync business-themed messaging software with the new Skype for Business client. The transition, which was first announced in November, is being rolled out as part of the Office 2013 April monthly update for business customers...
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Microsoft adds Italian and Mandarin to the Skype Translator Preview

The Skype team today announced an update for the Skype Translator Preview program, which kicked off just before the new year took hold. Today's release includes various improvements, as well as two new languages – Italian and Mandarin. New features in today's update for the Skype Translator...
Productivity Tip: How to manage customer support on the go with Skype

Productivity Tip: How to manage customer support on the go with Skype

The second video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" just popped up on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel (in case you missed the first video related to using IFTTT to automatically...
Skype for Web

Microsoft rolling out beta invites for Skype on the web

Enjoy using Skype on your PC, Xbox and phone? Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing a bunch more invites for the "Skype for Web" beta. It's a fully featured Skype experience but is instead powered by your favorite web browser. Not only...
Skype for Business launches in technical preview, will replace Microsoft Lync

Skype for Business launches in technical preview, will replace Microsoft Lync

Microsoft has announced the launch of the technical preview of Skype for Business. Originally announced in November 2014, Skype for Business replaces the Microsoft Lync communications tool. Naturally, the new experience looks a lot like Skype. From Microsoft: Based on the familiar Skype...
Skype on Outlook.com

Microsoft is removing Google Chat and Facebook Chat support from Outlook.com

Microsoft is informing users of its Outlook.com web email service that it plans to remove support for both Google Chat and Facebook Chat. That means that those users will only have support for Skype for chat, audio and video calling. In an email sent out to Outlook.com users, Microsoft said...
Skype for Windows Phone

Skype for Windows Phone gets a small update with no stated changes

Skype for Windows Phone got updated today, but this appears to be a minor release, with no change log. Skype's last update in mid-January added a "compact view" for messages on high-res displays. This new update brings the version number up to 2.28.0.39. If you do notice any specific...
Skype Messaging Windows 10 phone

Skype is built into Windows 10 for Phone and has an updatable Messaging app

Today, Microsoft unleashed a salvo of news regarding Windows 10. Whether it was news for the desktop OS, gaming or something about holograms, there was something for everyone. After the main event, the press spent a good five hours in private tours of Microsoft's new announcements. Although video...
Skype for Windows Phone

Skype for Windows Phone updated with new 'compact view' for higher res displays

One big complaint has been addressed by the Skype team today for Windows Phone users: fonts and messages being too darn big. Up until today, it was common to be able to see five contacts online in the Skype app for Windows Phone. After you take today's update, you can now see at least six...

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