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Skype Universal Windows Platform app Preview for Windows 10 is coming to Windows Insiders

Skype Universal Windows Platform app Preview for Windows 10

We’ve been listening, and we’ve heard you. In the coming weeks, we’ll release the first version of the Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview app to our Windows Insiders for testing. You may be wondering why, and what this means for the Skype experiences you are using on Windows 10.  Since November, we’ve been collecting feedback … Read more

Dancing across time zones with Skype

Pierre Guibault in NYC rehearsing with Sania Strimbakou on Skype from Athens

Choreographer Pat Catterson is no stranger to creating unique dance performances and installations. But, with over 100 pieces to her credit, she’d never incorporated technology into a performance. After reading her glowing review in the New York Times, we reached out and asked her why: “Honestly most of the dance and technology things I had … Read more

Global Teacher Prize finalist empowers students using Skype

Michael Soskil teaching his students outdoor

Over the past weekend, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. We would like to congratulate Pennsylvania Educator and Skype Master Teacher Michael Soskil for being honored as one of 10 finalists for his contributions to global citizenship. Mr. Soskil’s impact as a global … Read more

Project Kakuma: Educating refugees via Skype

Kakuma students on a Skype video call

Our guest blogger today is Koen Timmers, a Microsoft Expert Educator Fellow from Belgium who is currently teaming up with teachers across the globe to help educate African refugees through an organization known as Project Kakuma. With the help of Skype they teach students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. In April 2015 a dozen global … Read more

Skype and avian training: birds of a feather

Parrots

Using Skype to check up on your pets while traveling is a pretty popular usage of Skype—but how about pet bird training over Skype? When this tweet (no pun intended) came up on our feed a few weeks ago, we just had to get in touch with its owner to find out more. Please meet … Read more

Skype for Web – now call mobile phones and landlines, plus so much more

Call mobiles and landlines

Last year we brought you a web version of Skype which lets you get straight to your Skype conversations from any computer. Skype for Web is great whether you’re using a shared computer that doesn’t have Skype downloaded, or you just prefer using a web version instead of a downloaded app. We’ve been listening to … Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Girl Rising

International Women's Day

Our guest writer for today’s blog post in celebration of International Women’s Day is Jill Iscol, President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation and Founder of Hearts on Fire, a program of the foundation identifying and showcasing some of the most inspirational and committed individuals working to change the world for the better. Girl Rising is a … Read more

Salam, Skype Translator now speaks Arabic

Skype Translator now speaks Arabic

Ever since its launch in December 2014, Skype Translator has been facilitating connections and relationships across languages. And today, we’re taking another step in our human connection journey by announcing the availability of Arabic as a Skype Translator spoken language. Each of Skype Translator’s language releases has been very important for us—bringing us one step … Read more

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

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