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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype and Lync deliver video calls

Last year we made it possible for Skype and Lync customers around the world to connect with each other from across these platforms using instant messaging and audio calling. Today marks the next stage in this journey: we’re excited to announce that Skype users can now video call their Skype contacts on Lync, and vice … Read more

Update Your Seasonal Traditions with a Side of Tech

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With the holidays quickly approaching, there may or may not be figgy pudding in your future. But, long before the table is set—long before the oven is preheated—there’s some preliminary planning to do. That’s where we come in. With these handy tips, we’ll keep your up-and-coming event organized, coordinated, and full of plenty of cheer. … Read more

Skype 2.25 and Qik Fliks Come to Windows Phone

Today we’re releasing 2.25 which brings a smarter chat experience to Skype for Windows Phone, including big emoticons so you can now be even more expressive while you chat, and new features to help you manage your messages. Emoticons – bigger is better We know you love our emoticons so now when you reply with … Read more

A Mobile Approach to the Season with Skype

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With Turkey Day behind us, we’re full steam ahead for December’s festivities. Between planning, plotting, carol singing and all that shopping—there’s a good chance you’re going to be on the go from now through the New Year. All the more reason to download the latest version of Skype on your mobile device. By ensuring a … Read more

Skype 7.2 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.2 for Mac. We have been listening to your feedback since we launched the redesigned client, and have adjusted color contrast in chat to make it easier to read. We’ve also fixed several top crash issues to make the app more stable. The full list of features and fixes … Read more

NFL Players go head-to-head in a Skype Thanksgiving Preview

Thanksgiving in the United States is synonymous with home-cooked food, family gatherings, and thankfulness. And of course, football. This year, through Microsoft’s partnership with the NFL, four football players gathered at their local Microsoft Store to simulate their upcoming Thanksgiving Day match-ups over Madden 15 on Xbox One in an event known as Game Before … Read more

From Farm to Mug—Thanks to Skype

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For Laila Ghambari, the 2014 United States barista champion,  it’s not even about the coffee. “I mean I enjoy coffee. I have one cup of coffee a day—and I make sure it’s a great one,” she smiles. “But coffee is a global commodity, and because of that—we’re everywhere.” She continues, “Skype allows us to be everywhere. … Read more

Skype for frequent flyers revisited

A year and a half doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but at the frantic pace of the age, it feels like a lifetime. I wrote up some Skype tips for frequent flyers around then and since then time (much like the post’s readers) has flown. One look at the screenshot in that post … Read more

JacksGap Swim with Sharks in the Bahamas

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We recently partnered with JacksGap to create “Following Heart”  – a three part video series that captures powerful, real-life Skype enabled stories. In the second episode, launching today, Jack and Finn Harries venture to the small island of Bimini in the Bahamas. There they met Jillian Morris, a marine biologist who runs a shark conservation … Read more

Digging deep in the 2014 layout of Skype for Mac

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You might have seen that last week I touched upon some frequently asked questions regarding the new Skype layout. They mostly focused on Skype for Windows desktop, so today I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the options for controlling the layout in Skype for Mac. If you haven’t already got … Read more

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