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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: "...
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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...
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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...

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EU court rules that Skype's name is too similar to Sky network to claim a trademark

A European Union court has ruled that the name of Microsoft's Skype VoIP service cannot claim a trademark in the EU. The court ruled that the name was too similar to the Sky broadcast network. Sky first filed a trademark dispute with Skype before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2011. Today,...
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Skype for Business will allow broadcasts of meetings for up to 10,000 people

Microsoft will add a new feature to its recently launched Skype for Business VoIP service that will allow customers to broadcast online meetings to as many as 10,000 people at once. Microsoft revealed this new feature as part of the announcements it is making at the Ignite IT pro conference...
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Skype's India-specific app is tailored for slow cellular networks, entry-level devices

Skype is working on launching an Indian-centric version of its app that will work on 2G and 3G networks in the country, and on devices with limited processing capabilities. Although several major cities in India are blanketed by 3G (with 4G going mainstream later this year), most of the towns...
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: "...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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