2 Weeks, 5 Cities, 1 Dream Vacation – Enter to Win!

2 Weeks, 5 Cities, 1 Dream Vacation – Enter to Win!

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In Rerouted: a Skype travel challenge, travel blogger Mike Corey journeyed to Istanbul.  But this was no ordinary trip; he had no idea where he was headed next, and with detours to go bungee jumping in Italy, dancing in France, and scuba diving in Greece, each day was an adventure....

Skype for Modern Windows 2.5: Get Closer to People and Hear Less Noise

Skype for Modern Windows 2.5: Get Closer to People and Hear Less Noise

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Today we have released Skype for modern Windows version 2.5. With this version we focused on improving your contacts experience and adjusting sounds. Here’s what’s new: New add people option– we’ve added the ability to add contacts from the people page. To add someone, just select the icon below,...

Technological Changes to Improve the Skype Experience

Technological Changes to Improve the Skype Experience

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Last July I blogged about the work we were doing to improve Skype. I shared then that these ongoing changes to Skype are driven by our commitment to constantly improve the reliability, scalability, and functionality of the everyday Skype experience. In October last year, we delivered the first fruit...

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

4 Ways to Use Skype Video Messages When an IM Just Won’t Do

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In case you missed the news, we recently released a feature that might change how you think about Skype.  Up until now, video on Skype has always been something that is shared live between two or more people. This is what’s called a synchronous method of communication. With Skype...

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

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Skype was founded under the simple principle that “the whole world can talk for free,” and I’m not sure any of us could have imagined the remarkable effect this would have had in our daily lives. From millions of young families sharing their weekly video call with proud grandparents,...

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Enhanced HD Video Support

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Enhanced HD Video Support

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We’ve released new version of Skype for Windows 8 that improves your high definition (HD) video and sharing experience. Read more specifics about the update below: Enhanced HD Video Support We’ve added support for HD video in select scenarios. Depending on the sender’s camera, available network bandwidth and the...

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