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Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

SkypeAThon

Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

Get your fill of the World Squash Championships with Skype

World Squash Championship

Calling all Squash fans around the world, we’re inviting you to experience the 2015 Men’s World Squash Championship with Skype. Held in a different location each year, The World Squash Championship is one of the most prestigious squash tournaments in the PSA World Series. This year it’s being held in Bellevue, Seattle until Sunday, November 22, and … Read more

Nous voulons vous aider à rester en contact avec vos amis et votre famille en France

Au vu des évènements terribles qui viennent de se dérouler à Paris, nous souhaitons vous aider à rester en contact avec vos amis, familles et collègues. A cet effet, tous les appels domestiques et internationaux vers téléphones fixes et portables seront gratuits* durant les prochains jour. Pour savoir comment passer des appels Skype sur téléphones fixes … Read more

Update – Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in France

[Update] – After more than two weeks of free domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles in France, we are reinstating our normal calling prices from Wednesday 2 Dec. Skype to Skype audio/video calls remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines … Read more

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype in the Classroom

Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, … Read more

Grateful for your feedback!

Skype emoticon

We love your feedback and use it every day to improve Skype. Keep it coming! Perhaps you’ve taken some time and sent feedback to Skype? Maybe you have reported a problem or sent suggestions to make Skype better. Maybe you’ve shared thoughts about a feature you like? If you have – thank you – and … Read more

Who’ll win a dream trip to Old Trafford?

Full time devils

Whether you spend all day discussing tactical formations with your mates, losing your voice through singing your favorite player’s song or simply praying a lot — we wanted to know what you guys and gals got up to during your match day. We partnered with The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS, the self-proclaimed biggest and best … Read more

Skype creators plan a haunting Halloween party

Skype Halloween

This past Halloween Skype creators Julie Lee, Goldie Starling, Katherine Accettura and Alisha Marie combined their passions for food, makeup, DIY and party planning to throw an enchanting and empowering Halloween party for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. To bring the party to life, the four Skype Halloweek hostesses brainstormed ideas for terrifyingly terrific treats, … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (October 2015)

Hozier

Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with an old friend, it’s easy to turn a seemingly ordinary moment into a party with a little help from Skype. Writers from Beyond the Marquee went Back to the Future with the help of Skype. Sci-fi fans at home also celebrated the anniversary of the … Read more

Socking it to you this Halloween

Skype emoticons

All Hallows Eve is upon us, when ghouls and zombies roam unfettered to prey on the unwary (and the occasional fun-sized Snickers). But have no fear! There’s no need to lock your doors or stock up on garlic while Skype is here! Our little communications app is all you’ll need to enjoy your best Halloween … Read more

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