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Celebrating Skype for Outlook.com in the US

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to deliver the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com to countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and more. Today, we’re celebrating the availability of a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com in the US! The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy … Read more

Running a Business Out of a Backpack

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Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. It was a dark and stormy night.  For real.  I’m … Read more

Skype Joins the Windows 8.1 Start Screen Line-Up

Skype will be front-and-center in Windows 8.1 – from the very first time you turn on your PC! We’re thrilled to announce that Skype will join the powerful offering of apps and services built-into Windows 8.1. This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in … Read more

Cooking Up Business with Skype

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Here on the Workspace blog, we talk about ways to improve your business and professional life with the help of technology. We believe nearly any business can benefit by offering virtual services, whether it helps you reach new clients, open a new line of business or simply live life the way you want. With that … Read more

How to Identify and Avoid New “Phishing” Scams

Your online security is important to Skype. Though no matter how much we do on our end, it’s also essential for you, as a Skype user, to stay vigilant and check the Skype Community if you suspect a scam. Last year, we published a blog on how to identify and avoid “phishing” scams. In these all-to-common online swindles, … Read more

Make a Splash: Pippa Shares How to Give a Surfer-Style Makeover!

Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher goes from beach bum to surfer dude with a style refresh, courtesy of Lifestyle Expert Pippa Lord and surf-style authorities, the Faherty Brothers. Surfing is hotter than ever this summer, but even if you don’t know how to hang 10, you still can create a stylish wave. Pippa chatted with Mike and … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, Version 4.10

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.10. Latest improvements: ✓ Audio and video call quality and stability improvements. ✓ Make HD (720p) quality video calls from your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (iOS devices with Retina display). ✓ A new, easier to use country code selector on the … Read more

Skype Helps Bring Uberpong’s Ping-Pong Dreams to Life

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London’s famous inclement weather causes frequent nightmares for travelers, but it helped fuel David Lowe’s entrepreneurial dreams. “I am a big tennis player but I’d often get rained out,” explains Lowe. “So we’d come inside and play table tennis. But the aesthetics turned me off. We’d be in a murky green room using red and … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

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