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Busy? Skype for Mac 6.14 Lets You Manage Your Time and Availability More Easily

Today we have released Skype for Mac 6.14. Many of you have busy schedules and are always looking for ways to better manage your availability online, and this version of Skype for Mac helps you do just that.  In addition, we‘ve made some changes to improve compatibility with OS X Mavericks. Do Disturb Did you … Read more

Ask Victoria Beckham Your Questions on Skype

Have you ever wanted to find out what life is really like for a top fashion designer? We are giving fans the chance to ask Victoria Beckham via Skype video message about her fashion journey and her creative inspiration on The Skype Collaboration Project. You’ll be able to see Victoria answer some of your questions … Read more

Express Your Yoga Intentions on Instagram with Skype

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“If you don’t share your gifts, you lose them.” I’m a person who never stops moving. I’m a mom of six, a certified yoga instructor, a cancer survivor, and am devoted to living a new, healthy life centered with yoga and Ayurvedic studies. I’m proud to be part of the Skype Moment Makers community, as the … Read more

Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity v2 Adds Video and More!

During his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas today, Derek Burney, the Corporate Vice President, Strategic Relations and Solutions for Microsoft Lync, gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! I’m the Principal Program Manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2 and I wanted to share some of the technical improvements we’re … Read more

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

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