Skype Blogs

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Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

A guest blog post written by 5th grade teacher Arin Kress from Park Street Intermediate School, Grove City, Ohio As educators, we challenge our students everyday, so why not create challenges for ourselves in the process? One of the biggest challenges I created for myself this school year involved Skype in the classroom. Skype in … Read more

Travel More, Travel Less with Skype

The more I talk with Skype’s small-business and entrepreneurial users, the more I’m aware of an interesting tug-of-war of sorts. I call it the “travel more” vs. “travel less” benefit. What’s that mean? Well, for every person who tells me she loves Skype because she can be on the road frequently and remain seamlessly connected … Read more

Get The Best of Skype on Xbox One

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype on Xbox One. Whether you’re a movie fanatic, TV guru or elite gamer, you can now share your passion with your family and friends right in your living room. So you can get the very best of Skype, we are offering six months of free group video calling … Read more

Skype Click to Call No Longer Available for Safari

Due to changes in the new Mac OS X Mavericks, the Skype Click to Call plugin is no longer compatible with the Safari (Mac) browser and we need to stop distributing it temporarily. What do I need to do if I already have the plugin installed? You can continue using it as before. However, if … Read more

Thank Your Mentor This Season Over Skype

In the spirit of the season, many of us are reflecting on what we’ve accomplished during the year and want to give thanks to those who helped us along the way. With that in mind, today we’re launching Thank Your Mentor, a video message project designed to let you do just that. We’re collecting Skype … Read more

Storytelling – The Key to Great Marketing

In the tech industry, and here in Silicon Valley where I live and work, we talk a lot about innovation. Usually innovation is associated with technology advancement. But there’s actually a lot of innovation going on in marketing as a profession. There are many examples of it - Chipotle’s recent Scarecrow campaign and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Vending … Read more

Pets, Tech and a New Breed of Entrepreneur

Skype pets

I talk with lots of small business owners every week, and I can’t help but notice a theme I’m hearing more and more frequently in those conversations: pets. You heard right. It seems that Fido and Fluffy are sparking a whole new breed of entrepreneurs, many of whom are incorporating technologies – Skype among them … Read more

Keeping Tabs on Your Skype Costs

Skype Manager

When you’re running a small business (or if you’re a solo-preneur), you know how important it is to keep tabs on work-related expenses. You need to meet your own profitability goals, and also bill clients accurately for relevant expenses. But what about Skype? If you’re using Skype for business, is there an easy way to … Read more

Your Compass to Skype for Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 we introduced Skype to a whole new group of users. I recently wrote up some tips on how to do the four most important things in Skype for Windows 8.1. But today I’d like to dig a little deeper into navigating around Skype by taking a step back. That sounds a bit … Read more

Moving Forward—How the Covin family used Skype to stay together

We know moving is hard. And those of you who moved from Messenger know this feeling all too well. It’s been almost eight months since we welcomed Messenger users to the Skype family. Since that time, we’ve heard from thousands of you about the transition, and we’ve been listening. To help answer some of your … Read more

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