New Skype Certified products in November
A ‘collective backup’ tool that enables users to backup their files into each others’ computers, just like cuckoo lays eggs to different nests. User can send a request to friend to host one’s files in his/her machine; when accepting it, friend can specify how many gigabytes s/he allocates to the other for the backup in one’s PC. When both parties are online and running Skype and Cucku Backup, they can back up to and restore their files from each other’s computer. Actually backup can be set automatic to some time; when the other party is offline, Cucku waits for him/her to come online and starts backing up then. Also, Cucku Backup can be used just locally, without copying files to any other computer.
For more information, see http://www.cucku.com
Officede for Skype
Officede for Skype is an operation management tool for offices, to manage employees’ Skype usage. It consists of three different installers, one is installed to manager’s PC, the second is installed to all the other PCs (clients) that manager wants to control. Manager can set different policies for all the clients and also group clients. Available policies are prohibiting importing, adding and sending contacts, also prohibiting Skype users search and file transfers, talking and chatting with unregistered users, changing Skype settings and SkypeIn and SkypeOut calls. Manager controls clients via TCP/IP. The third installer, Web Option, is optional, manager can specify a web server there and use it to control the network remotely, without being in LAN at all. However, for this case IIS must be set up first.
Officede for Skype is distributed on CD-ROM, so it is not downloadable from the Internet. For more information, see http://officede.net/en/