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Skype 6.1 for Windows Desktop with Outlook Integration

Introducing Skype 6.1 for Windows, now with Outlook integration and a visual update to the toolbar. This is an exciting update because the time spent on email by many people is still significant. And if you’re like many of us who work at Skype, we spend lots of time toggling between our email and Skype desktop clients. Now it’s really convenient to send a Skype instant message, start a free Skype to Skype call, or make a call to any mobile or landline – all within Outlook. Read more

"By Using Skype…I've Been Able to Make My Dreams Come True"

Although Dublin-based Anuradha “Anu” Ammal has long had a successful career in technology, she has also dreamed of perfecting her skills as a musician. In 2003, she started studying classical Carnatic music of India. She says, “I began with the… Read more

Cancer Survivor Supports Fellow Cancer Patients via Skype

Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just 26 years old. After chemotherapy, remission and then a brutal surgery to remove four tumors from behind his kidneys, Jonny was mercifully cancer free. But his battle against the… Read more

It’s All About Networking

Recently I’ve been compiling some tips to get the best quality out of your Skype calls. In case you missed them, here are the tips on how to set up your Skype calls and how you can improve your call… Read more

Gearing for Success

You might have seen my blog recently on how to set up a good quality Skype call. Today I’ll be giving you some tips on hardware that can really boost the quality of your Skype calls. If you still need… Read more

3 Lucky Classrooms Get a Special Visitor Over Skype – Santa Claus!

It’s Christmas time, and you’ve definitely been nice all year. Who’s the one person you’d most want to talk to right now? For three lucky classrooms around the world, their holiday wishes came true when they got to speak… Read more

Skype spreads the spirit of Christmas to children across the UK

We recently teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London to bring some Christmas magic to patients and their families who will be in the hospital during this difficult time of year. In a world’s first, a special… Read more

3 Top Tips to Look and Sound Good on Skype

It’s nearly that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us! For a lot of people, it’s a time to take a break but for some of us there’s a lot to take care of. There are… Read more

Happy Holidays from Say it with Skype

It’s that time of year again when people gather from far and wide to celebrate and be merry. We’re helping friends and family connect for the holidays with our Say It With Skype video greeting app–the perfect way to send… Read more

And the Oscar for best supporting role goes to . . . Skype

How do you keep in touch when you are stuck in Middle Earth for 18 months without your family? That’s how long Hobbit star Andy Serkis, who plays Gollum, spent in New Zealand filming the three-movie epic. Between long haul… Read more

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