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A look back at 2011 as we look ahead into the New Year

Wow! What an exciting year it was in 2011. We thought a great way to kick off the new year would be to look back over the past year and highlight some key Skype moments. Looking back at 2011, there was alot we did to improve our products, expand onto new platforms, and improve our customer service. Millions of you everyday used Skype to greet new babies or even say good-bye to loved ones. We appreciate hearing all your stories about the many ways Skype is helping you. As we look ahead in 2012, we continue to be dedicated to delivering and improving upon the Skype experience across every device and every platform, while we embark on our journey as a member of the Microsoft family, bringing together the best of Microsoft and the best of Skype.

Keep reading to see a snapshot of our top 2011 picks for key Skype moments. You’ll see that many of our milestones were about expanding and improving the video calling experience and helping you get more out of Skype.

Here’s our blogs highlighting top 2011 Skype moments:


Skype coming soon to Sony Bravia and Vizio Via TVs

Skype to acquire Qik

Video calls on your Verizon 4G LTE device with Skype mobile

Skype is connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe


Microsoft will acquire Skype

Make and receive Skype calls over 3G with our new iPhone app

Smile! Skype on Android with Video


Facebook video calling powered by Skype

Skype Support Network now available

Skype now optimized for the iPad


Skype acquires GroupMe

Tony Bates weighs in on Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype

Bring your social network to life

Skype connects U.S. travelers with free Skype WiFi this holiday season

We look forward to the new year ahead as we continue to improve our software and make it part of your everyday communications experience.

What Skype developments would you like to see in 2012? Just let us know by leaving a comment for us below or on Facebook or Twitter.

4 thoughts on “A look back at 2011 as we look ahead into the New Year

  1. kevinjh73 said 5 years ago

    I would like to see Skype for Windows Phone 7… I think its about time, don’t you?

  2. gscottbarrett said 5 years ago

    Skype on Xbox would have been nice for Christmas. Perhaps this will happen before Grandma dies.

  3. mschroeder_1 said 5 years ago

    Great work 2011!!!

    My wishlist for 2012

    1. fully web-based solution (no client installation or “start .exe”) for calls to customers without admin rights
    2. group video calls for iPhone/iPad/Android
    3. screen sharing for iPhone/iPad/Android

  4. Anonymous said 3 years ago

    Great Going. Skype has redefined internet calling and video calling … Cheers!!

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