Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype for Modern Windows 2.7, with Multiple Ways to Manage Your Availability

Today we have released a new version of Skype for modern Windows. Managing a busy life is hard and sometimes you just want to plug out. Here are some options to manage your availability: Invisible – When you select to be invisible you can still get incoming messages but without others knowing you’re around to … Read more

Skype Delivers a New Solution for Broadcasters

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Today, we’re excited to announce a new solution for broadcasters from Skype, available in the coming year. This improved offering is a result of Skype’s recent acquisition of our long-time broadcast partner Cat and Mouse. We’ve built on the existing Cat and Mouse technology to deliver a high quality hardware and software Skype integration direct … Read more

Skype Salutes Heroes from Captain America to a 10-year-old Orphan

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Captain America derives his superpowers from a special serum. But for everyday heroes, the kind who don’t grace the big screen but still make a big difference in the lives of others, it’s most often education that empowers them. In celebration of the release of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the spirit of heroism, Skype … Read more

Students Dazzled by South African Penguins Over Skype

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Recently Skype in the classroom organized a month-long series of renowned marine experts and oceanographers exploring the oceans and the creatures living in them.  Thousands of students around the globe took part in Skype calls with guest speakers from boats out at sea, marine biologists in their labs, and in some cases, they had Skype calls … Read more

Introducing New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 & Improved Skype for Windows 8.1

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At Microsoft’s Build Conference in San Francisco today, the developer community’s best and brightest have come together to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, product updates, and opportunities. Anyone paying close attention to the news at Build will know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8.1, which has been reinvented around you. And … Read more

The Big Skype Call Quality Roundup

Recently I wrote a post about solving Skype sign-in problems which was requested in a poll on the Skype Community. A lot of you also asked for more information on improving quality of Skype calls though, and we don’t want you feeling left out. There is a lot of information available on this subject, so today … Read more

From the Classroom to the Cloud – Skype and the Future of Learning

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How do children learn in places so remote there is no formal access to teachers or schools?  How do children with learning disabilities prosper?  How do children with a passion to learn more than is expected in class, stay inspired and engaged?  Do children learn more working in groups or working alone?  These kinds of … Read more

Cherub Joins the Ones To Watch With Skype Tour

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Discovering a band in an intimate venue before they hit the big time is a once in a lifetime experience for passionate music fans. Now, courtesy of Live Nation and their partnership with Skype, we are offering concert-goers around the United States an opportunity to check out the latest up-and-coming artists and be the first … Read more

Skype for Mac Version 6.15 – Now Even More Stable (Thanks to YOU!)

Today we’ve released Skype for Mac, version 6.15. As with all our recent releases, we’ve focused on improving user experience and stability. Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This … Read more

Under a Spell – Autocorrect Tips for Skype

With a recent release of Skype for Windows desktop we have started to roll out a new feature to some users on Windows 8 and above. Skype will now be able to use the spellcheck and autocorrect features of Windows 8 for your instant messages. Today I’ll be giving you a few tips on editing … Read more

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