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A Hop, A Skype and a Jump to Windows 8.1

If you haven’t made the jump yet from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, what’re you waiting for? I call it a jump but really it’s more of a short hop. Your files, desktop applications, user accounts and settings will come with you and you can keep working while the update is taking place, so you … Read more

Songwriter Uses Skype to Help Students Weather the Storm

Harsh winter weather in the Southeastern U.S. recently forced students and teachers in some cities to spend the night in their classrooms. Roger Day, a father of three and an award-winning children’s singer and songwriter who lives in Nashville, Tennessee heard about these snowed-in students. He knew music would bring comfort and joy to the anxious … Read more

Battling the Winter Blues with Skype

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Paralyzing ice and snow storms continue to pummel much of the United States. Detroit had a record 39.1 inches of snow during the month of January, and even cities unaccustomed to the cold are locked in a chilly standoff with Mother Nature. While the winter weather has wreaked havoc on highways, city services and school … Read more

Love Conquers Distance with Skype

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Long-distance romance used to be considered a one-way ticket to a broken heart. But this Valentine’s Day we are happy to announce that far-flung lovers are feeling closer with a little help from Skype. Last month, Microsoft’s Idea Lab conducted a survey in the US and UK and found that 96 percent of respondents said … Read more

Do You Use Skype Everywhere?

We all know that Skype makes it easy to stay in touch with family and friends, no matter how close or far away; Skype calls from the laptop or desktop computer are an integral part of many relationships. But there are more ways to enjoy the versatility of Skype than sitting in front of a … Read more

Skype’s Enhanced Chat Experience

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With the technical improvements previewed in the course of building our mobile future, more and more people can now comfortably take Skype with them on the go.  Skype chat is a huge part of that future, so today we’re excited to share news about a range of enhancements to our chat experience. We know that … Read more

Skype for Modern Windows 2.5: Get Closer to People and Hear Less Noise

Today we have released Skype for modern Windows version 2.5. With this version we focused on improving your contacts experience and adjusting sounds. Here’s what’s new: New add people option– we’ve added the ability to add contacts from the people page. To add someone, just select the icon below, type in a name, email address, … Read more

The Love Doctor Will See You Now…On Skype

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, many people’s thoughts turn to love. That said, love is always on our minds and is, arguably, the greatest human fixation. It has been the subject of countless movies, books, songs, and poems over the years. And, if you believe certain legends, it has also launched a few wars. Love … Read more

Skype Tricks for the Mischievous

Every now and then we could all use some mischief. I know it’s not Halloween but this is the tips and tricks blog, so why not have a little fun? Today I’m going to take a look at some of the great features of Skype for Windows desktop. Along the way, I might drop some … Read more

You Don’t Need an Office to Run a Modern Business

When Colorado native Travis Katz was working in London in 2006, he and his wife used the city as a jumping off point to explore Europe and beyond. “We found it incredibly difficult to plan a trip online or with guidebooks,” he says. “It often took days of organizing, and we still ended up feeling … Read more

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