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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

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

We’re thrilled to announce our Skype Moment Makers Brand Ambassadors! After reviewing the hundreds of entries we chose these enthusiastic Skype advocates with outstanding creativity and dynamism to create innovative, groundbreaking and above all memorable moments using Skype. What’s best is you can join them and be part of the journey! Yulady– Sport Brand Ambassador … Read more

Video Calls Help ONA Team “Experience with the eyes”

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Photos capture life’s most precious moments, like holiday gatherings or vacations with family and friends. But ever wish there was a better way to tote your photo equipment, other than a plain, clunky camera bag? Tracy Foster did. She came up with the idea for ONA while vacationing in South Africa, capturing her adventures on camera. … Read more

Skype turns 10: Talkin’ ‘bout a revolution

Inventive and intrepid founders, wild Estonian parties, brilliant engineering, Tabasco-doused initiations, Silicon Valley intrigue – it’s all here in the inside story of Skype’s first decade. Once the little Estonian company that could, Skype has grown into a multibillion-dollar Microsoft asset and, in a single decade, significantly changed the way the world communicates. This is evident in … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.12.1

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.12.1. In this release we’ve focused on call quality and accessibility improvements, in addition to incorporating your feedback and adding a new ‘Join Call’ button for group voice calls. Latest improvements: ✓ Join group voice calls from your iPhone. ✓ Voice and … Read more

What is Skype Anyway?

Welcome to the post where the questions aren’t made up and the answers really do matter. In recent posts I’ve been looking into some questions we hear often at Skype. I’ve talked about Skype status, when you can (and can’t) make video calls, and the best ways to navigate around Skype Support. You probably won’t … Read more

Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

Are you keen to bring new activities into your children’s classroom? The highly popular game of Mystery Skype is the new educational game that you’re looking for. What’s the aim of the game? It’s simple – two classrooms arrange to call each other on Skype with the goal of guessing the location of the other … Read more

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