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Feature evolution and support for the Skype Desktop API

One of the exciting things about communications is that the field and the technology are always changing and at Skype, we are continually investing in technology improvements to keep bringing innovation in communications to as many of our users as possible. As Mark Gillett described in his Technology Changes to Improve the Skype Experience blog … Read more

Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge – 2 Weeks, 5 Cities, Plenty of Detours

Our Travel Brand Ambassador, Mike from Kick the Grind, is going on a European adventure – and you’re his ticket home. We’re going to drop Mike in Istanbul and he will be relying on your help to get him from Turkey to Turkey Day – he’ll be powered by only a Surface Pro 2, Windows … Read more

Getting Yourself Video-Ready In Windows 8.1

I’ve been looking through some of the questions that people have been asking about Skype for Windows 8.1. I spotted a few questions related to the use of a webcam and so today I’d like to dig a bit deeper into setting yourself up for a video call. I’m going to touch on how to … Read more

Why I Became a Ghost Hunter

Ghost hunting is not just the stuff of fiction and children’s stories. Real life “Paranormal Investigators” are hard at work seeking the truth about phantoms, apparitions, disembodied voices and other mysteries. Paranormal investigator and national radio personality Spencer Hughes explains, “I work with a ghost hunting partner to track down ghosts and try to interact … Read more

Carving Skype Emotipumpkins

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In the week leading up to Halloween, Skype social fans voted on their favorite emoticons to be carved into jack o’ lanterns. Partnering with extreme pumpkin carver Tom Nardone, we used power tools and fire to carve up the (devil), (party) and (puke) emoticons! When he’s not in his shop carving, Tom told us that … Read more

Business Hack: Uber Nerds and Their Minions Collaborate Over Skype

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Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. Sometimes I think the only thing preventing Uber Nerds from taking … Read more

Skype Brings Together Classes in New Zealand and California

How do you make a lesson plan come alive? It’s a question teachers ask themselves almost daily. More and more are finding their answer through our Skype in the classroom community, which has opened up a world of virtual field trips to teachers and their students. While teachers already know the value of hands-on learning, … Read more

Getting Started with Skype for Windows 8.1

The time has come, Windows 8.1 is here. The much anticipated update to Windows 8 has arrived and with it comes a new version of Skype built especially for Windows 8.1. In order to get everyone orientated with this new version of Skype, I thought I’d put together a guide on the four main actions … Read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Skype for Your Business

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Recently, I traveled to New York City to join a group of entrepreneurs and small-business owners at our latest Skype for Business Meetup. It was such a privilege to talk with this talented group of men and women, and answer a whole host of their questions. One thing I particularly enjoy is teaching people about … Read more

Skype for Windows 8.1 – Designed with Multitaskers in Mind!

We are excited that Skype for Windows 8.1 is now available to use on virtually any Windows 8.1 device, including a breadth of devices from our OEM partners and our friends at Surface. And as we mentioned in September, this release is all about enhancing your everyday experiences and helping you do more at once. We … Read more

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