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Introducing Skype for Business

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Yesterday we kicked off a global conversation about how Microsoft is reinventing productivity—across the board—to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. Connecting people across all of life’s moments – to talk, to share, to collaborate – is at the heart of helping people … Read more

Skype Qik gives fans a chance to get closer to their favorite vloggers

A few weeks ago, we launched Skype Qik – a new video messaging app centered around sharing moments spontaneously with your circle of friends. Now, vloggers Connor Franta and Miranda Sings are giving fans the chance to win a fun-filled day that they personally planned and directed. Two lucky winners will receive a Qik message from … Read more

Skype Moments of the week

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What makes true friends so important to our lives? They love us no matter what. They’re the first to celebrate our victories and the last to leave our side during defeat. Good pals (including the furry, feathered and four-legged ones) are a rare find. That’s why this week we’re celebrating friendships made stronger with Skype. … Read more

The 9 Key Ingredients to the Smallpools’ Skype Six Tour

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1) Rehearse New Songs & Create Set List! For the past year & a half as a band we’ve been on the road non-stop. During our off time, we’d have to go right into the studio to work on the album, so we never really had the time (or material) to fully develop a new … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Teacher takes students on an inter-planetary field trip

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Erik McFarland is an 8th grade science teacher and recently took his students on the trip of a lifetime with Skype in the Classroom. Here is his story. I had the wonderful opportunity to do research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California as part of a program that gave teachers scientific research experience. … Read more

Using Skype with a newborn at home

At Skype we love helping our users share experiences and tender moments. One time of life where those moments seem to be around every corner is when there’s a newborn in the family. It’s a magic time, but it’s also absolutely exhausting for the new mom and dad. With grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … Read more

Working from Home? Manage Tasks (& Teams) with Skype

Today, the number of Americans working from home, skipping dreaded commutes and opting for a home-brewed (pajama-clad) pot of coffee now nears 3.2 million people. Through these current, tech-geared times, Skype is happy to help you skip any traffic-induced headaches and delve into (or divvy up) projects that matter, wherever you are. Not only are … Read more

Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

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On a sunny September morning, mid Bryant Park, Ljova Zhurbin stood surrounded by an array of laptop-supporting folding chairs. With screens featuring 11 of the city’s celebrated subway musicians over Skype, the city’s first digital orchestra—once isolated within their separate subway stations—joined together in a timely beat. A beat that was created solely with the … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Traveling the world or moving to a new place can broaden your horizons and provide you with once in a lifetime experiences, but being away from loved ones can often make you homesick. In these Skype Moments of the week, world travelers, everyday adventurers and globetrotting foodies share some of their most precious Skype Moments. … Read more

Skype Translator Early Preview – Sign-Up Opens Today!

In May, Satya Nadella and Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall unveiled Skype Translator, Microsoft’s breakthrough in real-time speech translation at Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference. Since then, the engineering team has been hard at work to get the technology behind Skype Translator ready for a preview release. Starting today, we are rolling out a … Read more

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