All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘skype’

Skype For Web Now Available To All

Back in November, Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. It’s been in limited beta, but that changes now. The company just announced that while it’s still in beta, it’s now available worldwide. It also includes Chromebook support. You can go to Skype.com, sign in, and gain access …

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What To Expect From Skype For Business

Back in November, Microsoft announced that Lync would become Skype for Business, and that it would come with a new client experience, new server release, and updates in Office 365. While Lync already gave users instant messaging and Skype audio calling, the new offering would add video calling and the Skype user directory, so you can call any Skype user …

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Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync And Skype

Microsoft announced today that it has now enabled video calling between Lync and Skype. “As you may remember, in 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using Instant messaging, presence, and audio calling between Lync 2013 and the latest Skype for Windows desktop client and today’s announcement is the next step, with the addition of video calling,” …

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Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via Skype from your desktop computer or phone. “The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work …

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Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser

Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. You can use it from skype.com. Just sign in, and you’ll see all your contacts and latest conversation history. This will obviously be helpful for users who are at computers that don’t already have Skype downloaded. It should be an ideal …

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Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business

Microsoft announced that the next version of Lync will actually be Skype for Business, which the company says brings together “the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the most loved and trusted communications platform for doing things together.” Skype for Business will come with a new client experience, …

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Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device. There’s a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and new groups. The feature supports up to four people for now, but it sounds like they’ll be increasing that number …

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Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year

There’s no denying that Microsoft’s Skype has played a huge part in international communication, as it’s one of the most popular ways for person A to see and hear person B across the globe. Of course, person A and person B often speak a different language, which can obviously hamper communication. In order make Skype even more useful, Microsoft says …

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Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements to call notifications and support for Safari on Macs. “With Skype for Outlook.com, you can easily connect with your Skype …

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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack

Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and operational. The company said in its return post: On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that …

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Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out indicating that the government agency could wiretap Skype video calls thanks to a “backdoor” in the popular service. The Guardian …

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Xbox One Owners Get Free Skype Calls For Six Months

Today, one week away from the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4, is the day that Microsoft has chosen to release a boatload of new information about its upcoming Xbox One console. Microsoft today has already announced its streaming app lineup, released an in-depth look at the Xbox One user interface, and announced that Xbox One demo kiosks are available at …

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