Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype and Lync: Connecting the Living Room to the Board Room

Today, we’re excited to announce Skype and Lync customers around the world are now able to connect with each other from across these platforms. With Lync-Skype connectivity, Skype users will now be able to reach a broader network of colleagues, partners and customers who are using Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications platform, connecting them into organizations … Read more

Globetrotting Entrepreneur Grows Business Remotely, With Skype

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For entrepreneur Amy McIlwain, Skype means freedom to pursue her passions, both for business and for travel. “My goal is to be able to live and work anywhere in the world,” McIlwain says. “With tools like Skype I’m able to do that.” Coming from an advertising background in the B2B space, McIlwain parlayed her contacts … Read more

A U.S. Senator Goes Back to School

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When was the last time a U.S. Senator visited your classroom? For fifth graders at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Louisiana, a civics lesson came to life via a Skype video call with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu, a proponent of charter schools like J.S. Clark, held ‘virtual classrooms’ with a number of schools during … Read more

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

On Christmas morning, Julie McGhee had her young sons hold off on opening their presents. Their dad, Jeff, was serving overseas and struggling with missing out on all the precious family moments, from holidays to first steps. This holiday, however, would be different. With a little help from Skype, Jeff watched as his kids tore open each … Read more

Skype Buttons: Let Customers Call or Chat Right from Your Website

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As a small business owner, you likely have a company website that markets your products or services to current and prospective customers.  And you know how important it is that the site makes it easy for people to get in touch with you directly, so they can ask questions or even make purchases. Skype button … Read more

Transform Your Living Room with Skype for Xbox One and Share Experiences with Friends and Family

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I’m excited to let you know that Skype will be available on Xbox One.1 For the very first time, Skype for Xbox One lets you enjoy your Xbox games, apps and live TV with friends and family as if they were right there with you in the living room, all through features such as group … Read more

Getting Started on Skype for BlackBerry 10

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype for BlackBerry 10! We’re really excited to share the great Skype for Android experience with you on these BlackBerry devices. If this is your first time using Skype on a smartphone you might appreciate a bit of a tour. To make sure you get off to the best possible … Read more

Skype from the Top of the World

We all know that Skype connects people to each other in new and exciting ways. However, British explorer Daniel Hughes recently took Skype to an even higher level when he made a Skype Video Call from the peak of Mount Everest – 8,848 meters above sea level. Hughes climbed the world’s highest mountain to raise … Read more

Skype for Linux 4.2

Spring is a time for growth, renewal and change. In the spirit of the season, we’ve released the brand new Skype for Linux 4.2 update. We rolled up our sleeves and reconsidered the heart of the Skype for Linux client. We’re very excited about the results and think that you will be too. Click here … Read more

True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

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Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes? Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to … Read more

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