Have you ever wanted to inject some of your diehard Microsoft pride into Skype conversations? I know, it's a strange question, but you can now do just that with some hidden emoticons built into Skype for Microsoft's various Office programs, Xbox, and Bing.

Microsoft recently showed off a little surprise hidden in Skype for the launch of Windows 10 with the Ninja Cat-TRex emoticon, and now, as pointed out by WinSuperSite, there appear to be a number of others for Microsoft's different properties. Here's a breakdown of what you can type to get the corresponding emoticon:

  • (Word)
  • (Excel)
  • (Powerpoint)
  • (Publisher)
  • (Outlook)
  • (Sharepoint)
  • (Onenote)
  • (Onedrive)
  • (Xbox)
  • (Bing)

All you have to do is make sure you type the name within parentheses and you should end up with the corresponding icon in your chat. Just to cover our bases, we don't take responsibility for any wrath you may incur from friends or coworkers over messages composed entirely of Office logos. Emote responsibly, people!

Source: WinSuperSite