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Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post, “It can be challenging keeping up with friends, family and colleagues. Finding a time that works for everyone and remembering …

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Microsoft Makes Another Skype for Business Acquisition

Microsoft Makes Another Skype for Business Acquisition

Microsoft announced that it has acquired management, reporting, and analytics technology from Event Zero in order to enhance Skype for Business Online. More specifically, it has acquired the tech assets from the UC Commander product suite. The company says the acquisition will enable it to expand and improve the built-in management tools for Skype for Business. “Our goal is to …

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Skype Previews Slack Integration

Skype Previews Slack Integration

Teams using Slack can now take advantage of a new Skype integration to engage in voice and video calls. Skype announced that this is now available in preview. To set it up, just go to the Skype integration for Slack product page, and click “Add to Slack”. “Once the Skype integration has been configured, anyone on the Slack team can …

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Skype Gets Mobile Group Video Calling

Skype Gets Mobile Group Video Calling

Skype is celebrating ten years of Skype video with the launch of group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10 Mobile. The feature is free and will roll out over the coming weeks. You can pre-register for it here. “Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only …

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Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft announced that it has acquired technology from mobile communications app Talko to bring it to Skype. Specifically, it will become part of Skype for Business. In addition to the tech, the Skype team is getting Talko employees. “Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and capabilities in both Skype and Skype for Business,” …

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Microsoft Adds New Office 365 Communication Features Via Skype for Business

Microsoft Adds New Office 365 Communication Features Via Skype for Business

Microsoft announced on Monday that it is giving Office 365-using organizations new communications services for voice, video, and meetings to replace their legacy systems with services built on the Skype for Business experience. New services include PSTN Conferencing, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Cloud PBX, and PSTN Calling. “PSTN Conferencing provides the flexibility to dial in to a meeting from a traditional …

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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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Luxembourg Authorities Investigating Skype’s Relationship With NSA

Skype is not spying on you, or at least that’s what it said back in July of last year. That claim is now suspect in the wake of the Snowden leaks, especially one that found Skype had made it easier for the NSA/FBI to intercept calls being made on the service. Now Skype’s home country of Luxembourg has opened an …

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Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize Skype. This is something that “no one else can provide,” as Verma notes. This is one way where Microsoft’s acquisition …

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Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App

Are you still rockin’ a Windows Phone 7 device? Do you regularly use Skype? If so, you might want to consider upgrading. Skype announced this morning that it has stopped development of Skype for Windows Phone 7. The decision was made after it decided to focus all of its efforts on Windows Phone 8 for the foreseeable future. It also …

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Skype 3D Video Conferencing Soon To Be Reality

In today’s world of online communication, Skype has become synonymous with home-based online video conferencing, and utilizing Skype has become one of the most prominent ways to video chat with other people around the world, especially since its merger with the software giant Microsoft back in 2011. Since Skype has become such a big name within the video conferencing world, …

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Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.

Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. users have had to wait. “The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy to connect with your Skype friends right …

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Kim Kardashian Wanted A Farewell Skype With Ex

Kim Kardashian, who recently gave birth to baby North West, reportedly wanted to have one final Skype conversation with ex-husband, Kris Humphries, to be filmed and to appear on her hit television series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. The reality television star, with her show appearing on the popular channel E!, was eager to have the video chat with Kris …

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Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All?

Microsoft made headlines yesterday when its CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced a massive restructuring of the company. His vision is to have Microsoft provide everything for your life through a number of devices – including phones, TVs, computers and tablets. It’s a marvelous idea, and one that has the potential to put Microsoft back on top. It’s also a terrifying idea …

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Microsoft Allows NSA/FBI To Access Outlook, Skype, Other Communication Software

Over at the YouTube page for Microsoft’s Your Privacy is Our Priority video, the description features the following promise: The lines between public and private may never be perfect, but at Microsoft we are going to keep on trying, because your privacy is our priority. This, in turn, links to a page that discusses Microsoft’s commitment to privacy, and the …

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Video Messaging Is Now A Full-Fledged Feature Of Skype

About a month and a half ago, Skype announced the launch of video messaging for Windows desktop users. It was available in preview mode to Windows 7 users. Today, the company announced that the feature is now out of preview mode, and is now a full-fledged feature of Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype …

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Skype Video Messaging Comes To Windows Desktop

Not everybody can be online all the time. For those moments, it’s best to leave a message. That was a little difficult in Skype for Windows as you could only leave text-based messages before, but that all changed this week. Skype announced this week that it’s rolling out the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Windows desktop users. To be …

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Outlook.com Users Can Now Make Skype Calls Directly From Their Inbox

Last year, Microsoft introduced an entirely new Outlook.com in an attempt to revitalize its email client. Early results (from Microsoft) say its working, and now it’s adding even more functionality to tempt more people over to its side. Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a preview of Skype for Outlook.com to those in the UK today. It already integrated Skype …

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You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8

Do you find yourself hounded by obnoxious or offensive people on Skype for Windows 8? You would normally block such unwanted guests, but Skype for Windows 8 shipped without the functionality. Thankfully, Skype has finally decided to fix that little oversight. Skype announced that its latest update, which went live on March 29, added the ability to block, report or …

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