Microsoft Plans to Bring Cortana to Skype

Prepare for your Skype experience to be a little more productive. Microsoft has started integrating its digital assistant Cortana into Skype. However, don’t be surprised if Cortana is not showing in any of your Skype sessions just yet. Apparently, Microsoft…

Skype Partners With PayPal, Users Can Now Send Money Even While Chatting

With the new Skype Send Money feature in place, the “I’m on the phone” excuse for not paying someone quickly becomes obsolete. The popular online messaging app just entered into a partnership with PayPal making it possible for people to…

Skype Becomes More Seamless For Business–No Login Required

Microsoft’s Skype did something very smart today, it made it possible to use Skype in guest mode and with that eliminated a choke spot for using it as a business tool. Often meetings happen spontaneously, someone emails a request to…

You Can Now Try Skype for Business for Mac

Microsoft announced that it is kicking off the public preview of Skype for Business for Mac. Commercial customers can request an invite here. Invites will be issued to IT admins first, and will be expanded to everyone else in the…

Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Video Calling For Edge

Microsoft announced (in preview) new video, voice, and group calling functionality on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. It utilizes the ORTC media engine that was recently embedded into the browser. “If you use Skype online, whether it’s through Skype for…

Microsoft Announces Skype Universal Windows Platform App Preview for Windows 10

Microsoft announced that in the coming weeks, it will release the initial version of the Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview app to Windows Insiders. This was created after collecting and analyzing feedback from the consumer preview of Skype Integration for…

Skype For Web Gets Big Improvements

Skype launched Skype for Web last summer enabling users to use the service from their browser without downloading an app. This was good news for Chromebook users. On Monday, Microsoft announced several new features for Skype for Web including the…

Microsoft Expands Skype for Business Meetings, Voice Services

Microsoft announced its first geographic expansion of Skype for Business Cloud PBX and PSTN services. It has a new initiative called Project Rigel to bring Skype Meeting from Microsoft Surface Hub to nearly any meeting room with a display or…

Microsoft Adds Skype Calling and Chatting To Office Online, OneDrive

Microsoft announced Skype calling and chatting in Office Online and OneDrive. It’s somewhat surprising that this integration wasn’t already available, but here it is now. “This creates a natural, collaborative experience where you can co-edit a document right alongside a…

Microsoft Kills Skype Qik App After Adding Features to Skype

About a year and a half ago, Skype launched the Skype Qik video messaging app. After adding some of its features to Skype itself, the company has decided to shut it down. As the company notes, Skype is consistently rated…