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Skype gets fans closer to the artists: a look back at Sasquatch! 2014

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After three days of nonstop music, singing, and dancing, our time at Sasquatch! Music Festival has come to an end. While we give our vocal cords a rest, have a look at what we’ve been up to. The Skype Music Room was a giant success, thanks to all the Sasquatch fans and the artists who stopped by to hang out with … Read more

Skype in the Classroom and the Extraordinary Lesson

Cierra Holder, the guest author of this blog, is a sophomore at Lake Stevens High School in Washington State, USA. She is actively involved in the school band and loves writing and drawing.  The day began with an ensemble of strange adults in room 426. Students walked by the open doorway with quizzical looks and … Read more

The Buzz from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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This week marks the 87th annual Scripps Spelling Bee, and I get a bit nostalgic as I think back to my own memories of “Bee Week.” I’m a former Bee contestant, having competed in the National Spelling Bee in 1998 and 1999 when I was in middle school. Now I’m a program manager on the … Read more

Master Skype on Multiple Devices with Chat Commands

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog then you probably know that I’m a huge of fan of chat commands and roles. I used them to explain how to manage your chats and they often pop up in tips on various subjects. So it probably won’t come as a surprise that I was excited … Read more

What’s it really like to be on tour?

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Hi! I’m Eric Hutchinson. I just released my new album PURE FICTION and am midway through my Tell The World Tour, my biggest and best tour ever. For this tour, I’ve partnered with Skype and House of Blues’s Ones to Watch program. Here’s a day in the life of my Tell The World Tour. 10AM … Read more

Eric Hutchinson and his fans create Skype moments

Ready to discover and experience the latest music sensations, before they hit the big time? Then you’re in the right place. The Ones To Watch with Skype tour features the newest artists on the rise from around the country and Skype allows you to follow their journey, up close and personal. Today we spotlight Eric Hutchinson as he delivers … Read more

Skype is testing new experiences on Windows desktop and Mac

When we launched Skype for Windows 8 back in October 2012, we set out on a journey to deliver a modern Skype experience designed for today’s communication needs. The journey continued onto different platforms, including Windows Phone and Android, and the time has come to turn our attention to the Skype desktop clients. With this … Read more

Sasquatch 2014 is coming, and Skype is letting fans be part of the show

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Have you ever dreamed of being on stage in front of a crowd of passionate fans? Skype is giving you the chance to make your own musical debut— at Sasquatch! Music Festival. If you’ve never experienced Sasquatch, you’re in for a real treat because Skype is giving you the opportunity to become part of the … Read more

A New Snap Experience for Skype for Xbox One

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In the last few months, we’ve been hard at work to make the updates to Skype for Xbox One* you’ve been asking for. We’ve heard your feedback, and today, we’re happy to share that Skype for Xbox One now offers a new Snap calling experience. As you’ll remember, Snap makes it possible to experience two … Read more

Handling Spam and Unwanted Contacts in Skype

It’s been some time since I visited the topic of spam calls and messages on Skype, but like a stubborn weed in a garden it’s a topic which keeps coming back. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the options to control who can contact you on Skype. Controlling who can … Read more

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