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Skype Brings Together Classes in New Zealand and California

How do you make a lesson plan come alive? It’s a question teachers ask themselves almost daily. More and more are finding their answer through our Skype in the classroom community, which has opened up a world of virtual field trips to teachers and their students. While teachers already know the value of hands-on learning, … Read more

Getting Started with Skype for Windows 8.1

The time has come, Windows 8.1 is here. The much anticipated update to Windows 8 has arrived and with it comes a new version of Skype built especially for Windows 8.1. In order to get everyone orientated with this new version of Skype, I thought I’d put together a guide on the four main actions … Read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Skype for Your Business

Skype Wifi

Recently, I traveled to New York City to join a group of entrepreneurs and small-business owners at our latest Skype for Business Meetup. It was such a privilege to talk with this talented group of men and women, and answer a whole host of their questions. One thing I particularly enjoy is teaching people about … Read more

Skype for Windows 8.1 – Designed with Multitaskers in Mind!

We are excited that Skype for Windows 8.1 is now available to use on virtually any Windows 8.1 device, including a breadth of devices from our OEM partners and our friends at Surface. And as we mentioned in September, this release is all about enhancing your everyday experiences and helping you do more at once. We … Read more

Video Calls Help Remote Stylist Be at Home with Clients

Remote Stylist

In the business world, seeing a space on a video call can be just as important as seeing a face. Entrepreneur Kelly Fallis knows this firsthand – after helping to prepare more than 750 homes to get them sale-ready with her previous home staging company, she recognized a need for a better way for people … Read more

Peace One Day and Skype Empower Youth to Rise for Peace

Guest Blogger Monique Coleman is an actress, advocate and an Education Ambassador for Peace One Day. On September 21st we celebrated the annual UN recognized International Day of Peace. People around the world came together in the name of peace to demonstrate how dialogue is a more powerful tool for resolving conflict than resorting to violence. … Read more

Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Seek and Ye Shall Find – Tips for Search

Back in July we released a new feature in Skype for Mac 6.7 which I haven’t had a chance to discuss with you yet. I want to fix that today because it really is a great feature. The feature in question is the search box on the toolbar. In this post I’ll be getting into … Read more

Happy National Flex Day! 5 Tips for Better Remote Working

Here at Skype we regularly work remotely, and often with teams on varying schedules and in various spots around the globe. Add to that the fact that Skype also can be an essential tool for doing business from anywhere, and you’ll see why we were naturally interested in the first annual National Flex Day in … Read more

Share and Share Alike – Tips for Screen Sharing

In an office environment people are used to connecting to webinars and conference calls where the presenter is sharing his or her screen. However screen sharing doesn’t belong to the boardroom alone. If you haven’t tried screen sharing via Skype yet then let me tell you how to get started and a few ways you … Read more

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