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Get chatting on Skype from Office Online and OneDrive

Skype on Office Online and OneDrive

At Skype, we are always looking for ways for you to stay in touch more easily with your friends, family, classmates and colleagues. A big part of that promise is by bringing your Skype experiences together with activities, like email and other online services, so that you can get things done faster. Starting today, you can now … Read more

Celebrate World Wild Life Day with Skype in the Classroom

African lion

Today is World Wildlife Day, and this year’s theme is: “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” Students can learn this first-hand by taking a Skype Virtual Field Trip or Skype Lesson to meet animals that they may never have the chance to see in real life, talk to wildlife experts, and learn how … Read more

Skype TX expands the elections coverage

Microsoft Media Center at Iowa Caucuses 2016

Skype TX’s broadcasting capabilities combines traditional press and new media, bringing out the best of both worlds—for free. Located at the heart of Microsoft’s Media Center in Des Moines during the recent Iowa Caucuses, the Skype TX mobile studio enabled media outlets to seamlessly reach a potential cast of 300 million users through a studio … Read more

Teacher on the Trail: reporting from the Iditarod with the help of Skype

Laura Wright's jacket patch

Laura Wright is a 4th Grade teacher at Eanes Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is also an active member of the Skype in the Classroom community and the winner of the grueling teacher competition for the Iditarod 2016 Teacher on the Trail™. As we write, Laura has just landed in Anchorage, Alaska, and is getting … Read more

Travel with Skype to the Land of the Ice Bears

Polar bear emoticon

Today is International Polar Bear Day and each year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic — and how each of us can help. We spoke to Expedition Educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop about his upcoming expedition to the Arctic and how he will be sharing his learnings with … Read more

Skype brings you healthy food tips from Russ Crandall

The Domestic Man

For the past few weeks, we’ve been helping vlogger Claire Marshall meet her health and fitness goals with the help of our experts (and it’s not too late for you to join in). With a focus on exercise in our first few weeks, we want to make sure your nutrition is getting just as much attention. … Read more

Liverpool FC fans get a Skype surprise and the chance to win signed jerseys

Liverpool Football Club

March 3rd update: Submissions are now closed. Many thanks to everyone who tweeted their guesses. To uncover the identity of the mystery LFC star, watch the full video: *** So many of us dream of meeting our favorite football players, but few of us actually get the opportunity to see them off the field. A … Read more

Sing your heart out for Liverpool FC for a chance to win

Skype Liverpool FC

Skype have teamed up with Liverpool FC to give Reds fans around the world the chance to win a legendary Anfield experience — when Liverpool FC take on Newcastle United. Entering is simple — just send us a Skype video message of the last chorus of You’ll Never Walk Alone for your chance to sing … Read more

Professional street skater Leticia Bufoni shares the thrills of X Games Oslo with the help of Skype

Leticia Bufoni

When pro street skater Leticia Bufoni was a little girl growing up in Brazil, her grandmother gave her a skateboard as a gift and she fell in love with the sport. Ever since then she’s been working tirelessly to perfect the exciting terrain of street skating. So far her biggest achievement has been winning the … Read more

Skype Qik is moving

At Skype, we know and love that technology continues to evolve. Today, people carry smartphones around in their pockets instead of being tethered to a desk, allowing people to stay in touch on the go. Skype has likewise evolved to help people stay connected from anywhere on any device, and we’ve continued to see growth … Read more

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