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Skype for Android

A few months ago we told you about our plans to modernize Skype with our next generation call infrastructure and improved call quality, available in the most recent releases of all major desktop and mobile platforms. We’re continuously looking for ways to improve and simplify the ways you use Skype, so over the course of … Read more

Your guide to getting started with Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype

Today’s post is brought to you by Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Skype Master Teachers Kyle Calderwood and Stacey Ryan. Skype in the Classroom launched in December of 2010 and has since become a popular way for teachers and students to engage with colleagues and classrooms around the globe. As an online platform, it helps … Read more

Get more from Skype – Access Microsoft services

Get more from Skype – Access Microsoft services

You may have recently noticed a few changes in the look and feel of your Skype account. We’ve been working to bring Skype and Microsoft closer together and are excited to announce that soon you will be able to use your Skype Name to sign into other Microsoft services like Xbox, Office and OneDrive. With … Read more

Video calling on Skype for Linux Alpha

Video calling on Skype for Linux Alpha

We launched Skype for Linux Alpha a few months ago but we were missing a key feature—video calling. Today, we’re pleased to begin the rollout of one-to-one video calling on Skype for Linux Alpha. As we’re still in Alpha, we’re releasing the feature slowly so, for the time being, it will only work on one-to-one … Read more

Exciting new virtual field trips from Skype in the Classroom

Exciting new virtual field trips from Skype in the Classroom

Currently, more than half a million teachers around the world use Skype in their classrooms and, thanks to technology, the amount of unique educational experiences available has never been greater. With Skype in the Classroom, teachers can expand on their existing units of study through live learning adventures. Studying climate change? Why not hop on … Read more

Skype celebrates the Day of the Girl with FLOTUS and Glamour Magazine

Day of the Girl

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” – United Nations Resolution 66/170 On Tuesday October 11, we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Girl: a day set aside by the United Nations … Read more

A new generation of Skype users

Thanks to Skype video calling, Julie was able to be there for the birth of her nephew

Julie from The Effortless Girl and her sister, Bethany, both live in North Carolina, but five hours away from each other. Last year, Bethany was pregnant with her son Wells and when Julie found out her sister was going into labor, she rushed to get to the hospital to be there for the birth of her nephew. … Read more

Skype 6.25 for iOS: Great new features of iOS 10 on Skype

Skype for iPhone

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of Skype 6.25 for iPhone and iPad. This update takes the best new features of iOS 10 and integrates them into the Skype experience. Check out what’s new below and download the latest version of Skype today. Your Skype call is Siri’s command  With iOS 10 and SiriKit, calling someone … Read more

Skype video calling and chess – a winning strategy

Shawn Gringo teaches chess over Skype video calls

The mother of all abstract strategy games, chess continues to hold court as a perennial favorite pastime of amateur and professional players worldwide, in local and international tournaments, or just as a friendly match in the park enjoyed by two friends. But did you know chess players still make up one of the biggest gaming … Read more

Chat with snowboarder Jamie Anderson about her off-season training

Join a group chat with pro snowboarder Jamie Anderson

It might be football and baseball season for some, but for winter sports fans, it’s the season we wonder what our favorite athletes have been getting up to all summer. If you’re a fan of Olympic and X Games champion Jamie Anderson (and let’s face it—who isn’t?), you might be following her on social wondering … Read more

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