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3 Women Changing the World Through Technology

On Saturday we will celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme of “Inspiring Change” encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere, in every way. At Microsoft, we are celebrating women who have and will change the world through technology with a particular focus on those who are inspiring more women to get involved in science, technology, … Read more

Words Come To Life When Students And Authors Read Together Via Skype

The ritual of reading out loud is a special one for both children and parents.  As mother to two boys, my memories of snuggling with them on the couch reading stories before bed are precious. Going from being narrator to my insistent audience (“Again! Again! But make the villain sound more evil”), to helping them … Read more

Starting a Skype Call on a Different Foot

It’s human nature to pay the least attention to the things you do the most. How to start a Skype call is a great example of this. It’s so easy to do, you might think you know all about it already. Today I’m going to change that with some tips for starting a call in … Read more

Skype Brings the World Closer Together, One Inbox at a Time

Today we are excited to announce the worldwide availability of Skype for Outlook.com. We began rolling out a preview version to select markets last year, and now we’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our customers around the world. We’ve also made some improvements that will make your experience even better. With Skype for Outlook.com, … Read more

Rule-breaking Entrepreneurs, Celebrate With Us and Be Recognized!

As a proud sponsor of the Rule Breaker Awards, we encourage you to join us in celebrating the entrepreneurs that are rewriting the ways in which business is done. Entrepreneurs dream.  Entrepreneurs take risks.  Entrepreneurs see things that others don’t. We understand this because it’s in our DNA, too.  Skype started as a simple yet … Read more

Time and Space Are No Big Deal, Thanks to Skype

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What has stopped us from being the loving son or daughter, the always by-your-side brother or sister, or the cry-on-my-shoulder best friend? In my case, and maybe yours as well, it is not desire or the capacity to show affection. No, it boils down to nothing more than distance, those physical spaces separating you from … Read more

2 Weeks, 5 Cities, 1 Dream Vacation – Enter to Win!

In Rerouted: a Skype travel challenge, travel blogger Mike Corey journeyed to Istanbul.  But this was no ordinary trip; he had no idea where he was headed next, and with detours to go bungee jumping in Italy, dancing in France, and scuba diving in Greece, each day was an adventure. With the help of his friends … Read more

Four Ways to Give Skype a Piece of Your Mind

Skype users are a passionate group. As soon as I started here, everyone I knew started sharing their Skype stories with me and it felt amazing to be a part of them. We love that kind of passion and want to tap into it to find out how to make Skype better. Today I’m talking … Read more

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