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Celebrate Family, Brazilian-Style, on Skype!

In many countries, a newborn baby and mother are cloistered away in the maternity ward for days on end without seeing other family members. Sometimes, not even the father is allowed to see the baby. Not so in Brazil. In the largest country in Latin America, it is customary for many friends and relatives to … Read more

Need Better Customer Support? Take It to Skype

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Today’s post is from contributing blogger Jim Courtney, entrepreneur and author of Experience Skype to the Max. An experience last week brought a sharp reminder that Skype remains a significant tool for customer support. Sometimes our communications activities become so transparent to the underlying technology that we forget the full value-add of the offering. I … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.9

Today we released Skype for Mac version 6.9. With an ongoing goal of making Skype a great way for you to share moments, big and small, we’ve simplified the sharing experience. Now, when screen sharing on your mac, you’re offered a choice between sharing your whole screen or a specific window. In addition, we’ve made the following improvements: … Read more

It All Started With a Contact Request

A couple of question have come up in the Skype Community recently about video call issues and I’m hear to help you tackle them. It’s part of a wider topic on who can contact you on Skype, which I haven’t talked about since last year. So today, I’ll get started with explaining the following: How … Read more

Victoria Beckham & Skype Team Up for Unique Access Into Fashion

We’re pleased to announce, that for the first time, fashion designer, entrepreneur and style icon Victoria Beckham is set to tell the story of her remarkable journey through a collaboration with Skype. In just five short years, Victoria Beckham and her team have built a hugely successful international fashion brand. A journey which Skype is proud … Read more

Skype for Android 4.3 Speaks More Languages

We are launching Skype for Android version 4.3 today, with significant bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements – many based on your feedback. The following changes have been made: Added support for 14 more languages: Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. The screen will stay lit when dialing … Read more

Top 5 Skype Study Hacks for Students

Skype has made in vastly easier to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. With a little ingenuity, Skype also makes studying and collaborating with other students a much more straightforward experience. We spoke with the experts (college students around the world) and came up with the Top 5 Skype Study … Read more

The Best of Skype is Now an Integral Part of Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2

Today, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Surface devices together with an amazing Skype experience. We are excited to announce that everyone who purchases a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 will receive the “Best of Skype”* which includes one year of Unlimited Worldwide Calling and unlimited Skype WiFi. This means, you can get online and stay close to those you … Read more

Setting Our Course for the Future of Skype for Windows Phone

Skype is all about bringing people together whenever they are apart. A big part of this mission is ensuring that we deliver the best possible experiences to the devices that you use each and every day. Microsoft has the best platforms to enable us at Skype to build excellent experiences for our users. Over the … Read more

Skype for Business Meetup Part 2: Austin

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After a great meetup in Denver this past spring, the Skype for Business team couldn’t wait for the next stop – Austin, a city well known for its entrepreneurial spirit. True to their city’s reputation, a number of small business communities welcomed us to the city, including the Small Business Association, the Small Business Development … Read more

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