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News, stories, and updates from Skype

College Bound? Keep Your BFFs Close

Graduating  from High School? Keep Your BFFs Close with Skype Dancing with your best friends at prom. Senior Cut Day. The moment you and your classmates toss your caps in the air at graduation. Some of the most precious moments are shared with friends – and as you embark upon your summer vacation, the realization of … Read more

Avec la messagerie vidéo, restez en contact où que vous soyez, quand vous le voulez

Skype permet aux gens de rester proches. Mais même la meilleure technologie ne peut pas résoudre les problèmes de plannings trop chargés ou d’appels manqués. Vous voulez dire bonne nuit à vos enfants mais à l’heure du coucher vous serez dans un avion ? Vous devez souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire à votre père, mais vous … Read more

Skype Video Messaging – Catch Up Whenever, Wherever

Video Messaging

Skype is all about keeping people close — but even the best technology can’t solve the problem of busy schedules or missed calls. Want to say goodnight to your kids while traveling, but you’ll be up in the air? Need to wish your dad a happy birthday, but can’t seem to catch up? Spot something interesting … Read more

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic teaching tool in their schools. If … Read more

Skype 6.2 for Windows with a New Toolbar and eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Windows. New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Windows include: New Toolbar: Re-designed top toolbar to bring together main actions in one place. Skype users will now have central access to Home, Calling Phones, Creating Groups and Adding Contacts all just above their contact … Read more

See No Evil, Hear No Evil – Tips for Audio and Video Quality

As this is my first post of 2013, let me wish you all the best for the year ahead. 2012 was an exciting year here at Skype and we’re planning on bringing you even more great stuff in 2013. I’d like to finish what I started in December with one more set of audio and video tips … Read more

Skype 6.1 for Windows Desktop and Outlook integration: making work easier

If you’re like us at Skype, there’s a good chance Microsoft Office is pretty integral to your workday. You likely use Outlook to send and receive emails and to keep your contacts organized and manage your calendar. That’s why I… Read more

Get the low-down on screen sharing with Skype

Skype helps people collaborate. That’s a big benefit to many small businesses, especially those with dispersed colleagues. In fact, many people tell me that screen sharing is their favorite Skype collaboration tool. I share that enthusiasm. Sharing your screen is… Read more

Putting Skype Manager to use: TeamEXtension

A couple of months ago, we discussed the benefits of Skype Manager for your business. With Skype Manager, companies can centrally manage the Skype accounts of their employees. A single administrator allocates credit and Skype features, making it easy to… Read more

Receive calls from traditional phones on Skype, with Skype numbers

Recently, we talked on the blog about using Skype to call traditional phones. The typical follow-up question I get to that topic is something like "ok, so I call my client on her landline or cell from Skype and she… Read more

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