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Skype Manager Subscriptions Expand to Include 170 Countries

Skype Manager is a web-based management tool that lets you centrally manage Skype in your business. You can use it to create Skype accounts and allocate credit and features so that everyone gets the most out of Skype. Perhaps you have some employees who call the UK most often, but others who need to contact … Read more

Spreading Solar Power Around the World with Skype

One and a half billion people on the planet don’t have access to regular electricity or light after sunset. That’s roughly a quarter of the world’s population that burns wood or kerosene for power or, perhaps, has no access to power at all. New York-based Voltaic Systems, and a handful of other companies, are creating wearable … Read more

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … Read more

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

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For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition, they were thrilled! The students … Read more

Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows 8 Users

Video Messaging on Skype for Windows 8

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows 8 would be “coming soon.” Well, it is now available in the Windows Store. Skype Video Messaging lets you record and send a video message to friends and family on Skype anytime, even when they’re unavailable; they can watch … Read more

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

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Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration … Read more

How Parliament Tutors Dodged Superstorm Sandy SAT Disaster

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Many small businesses are still recovering from the impact of last October’s Superstorm Sandy. We heard from quite a few of you about the effects of Sandy in your work: power outages, damaged buildings and limited transportation options made it hard, if not impossible, to run your businesses. No doubt about it, Sandy created (and … Read more

Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows Desktop Users

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Today we’ve released the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or above. This feature will also be made available shortly for Skype for Windows 8. Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to people who matter to you on Skype anytime, even when they’re … Read more

Type Less. Talk More. Make Skype Calls Directly From Your Outlook.com Inbox

Skype for Outlook.com

Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, bringing two great communication experiences together — all in one place! As part of our commitment to bring you the very best ways to communicate, this Skype for Outlook.com preview is beginning to roll out in the United Kingdom and will be … Read more

Skype Takes on Denver for Small Business Meetup

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What a great time we had in Denver! Our Skype for Business meetup brought together local business owners for an evening of learning, sharing and networking intended to help everyone work smarter and grow their business. We all met up at the beautiful Artwork Network gallery in Denver, and kicked it off with great food … Read more

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