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New Windows 10 phones now come with Office Mobile preinstalled

Microsoft today announced that it will now ship Windows 10 phones, such as the Lumia 950, with Office Mobile apps preinstalled. The announcement gives phones Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Skype for Business, according to a blog post today from Office corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer. The phones of course feature Windows 10 features […]

Skype for Windows Phone updated with support for new emoticons

Shortly after updating its Windows 10 Mobile apps with animated emoticons, Microsoft pushed out an update to its legacy Skype app for Windows Phone 8.1 as well. While this update does not add any new features, what it does add is quite a few more emoticons (a move that is oddly ironic in light of a […]

Are Microsoft apps actually better on Android than Windows? Not really

Office, Skype, Groove Music, Outlook. These are all apps and services created by Microsoft that power the Windows experience. For a good while many of these services were either exclusive to Windows Phone or had their Windows experience as the explicit focus of Microsoft’s mobile software team, but all that changed in the middle of […]

Skype for Business app updated with bug fixes for Windows Phone devices

Skype for Business (previously known as Lync 2013) app today got updated to v6.3. This is a minor update with only bug fixes. Key features: • View shared content during a meeting, on your mobile device • Initiate a group conversation (IM or video) or invite additional participants • Join, rejoin, and initiate a Skype […]

Skype receives a minor update on Windows Phone

Skype for Windows Phone has received a small update, which should help to improve the overall experience by offering a more stable platform to communicate with colleagues, family and friends. Unfortunately for us, there doesn't appear to be an accurate, up-to-date changelog included with this update....

Skype launches GroupMe for Windows 10 Mobile

Like most of Microsoft’s Skype properties, GroupMe for Windows Phone had existed in a state of partial neglect and quickly fell behind the equivalent apps for other platforms. With the new update to its GroupMe app however, Microsoft has made the app much faster and pleasant to use. The app has now been “rewritten” from […]

Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets another minor update

Microsoft released another small update to the Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1 this week, but this appears to be a minor update with no new features included.

Skype Windows Phone App Updated With Bug Fixes And Improvements

Microsoft today updated the Skype app for Windows Phone devices to v2.29.0.21. This appears to be just a minor update with no new features. In particular the update does not bring the new range of emojis the service recently introduced. App Features: Call friends and family with free Skype to Skype voice calls over 3G or WiFi […]

Skype for Windows Phone picks up a minor update

It looks like Microsoft has pushed out an update to the Skype app on Windows Phone this evening, although it's not entirely clear what's new. Included with the update is an old changelog that references "a new, compact design," but there's nothing to go off of outside of that. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Mobile preview adds missed calls and texting from PC, Skype integration, and more

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Mobile preview today. The new build for phones includes support for missed call notifications and sending texts on your PC, Skype integration, as well as improvements to Cortana, the Photo app, and Storage settings. Today’s update bumps the Windows 10 build number from 10549, made available to testers on […]

Microsoft launches Skype for Business app for iOS out of preview, Android app coming later this year

Microsoft today launched its Skype for Business app for iOS out of preview. You can download the new app now directly from Apple’s App Store. Skype for Business arrived in April and got a dedicated Windows Phone app back in July. Its Android and iOS counterparts debuted in preview two months ago. While the iOS […]

Skype Messaging and Skype Video apps for Windows 10 Mobile updated, now ready to take over your text and video

Microsoft has long promised that full Skype integration would be coming to Windows Phone, and in the latest version of their beta Skype Messaging and Skype Video apps for Windows 10 Mobile they have finally delivered. In the latest version the Skype Messaging app now finally integrates with SMS messaging, and the app is able […]

Top tips for using Skype on Lumia

There are many ways to use Skype on your Windows Phone: video calls, voice calls, messaging. But if you want to use it to the max, check out our best shortcuts and suggestions. As requested by a reader in our previous post on Top tips for using WhatsApp on your Lumia, we’ve put together our […]

Microsoft’s GroupMe for Windows Phone updated

GroupMe is Microsoft’s group chat app, currently under the wing of the Skype team. The app has just been updated to version 4.9.6.0. As usual for a Microsoft app it comes without a changelog, but fortunately their twitter support revealed that the update merely brings a change to the publisher name for the app. The […]

The release date for Windows 10's Skype apps is still up in the air

In July, Microsoft stated that it would "roll out the Preview for Universal Skype experiences built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10" sometime during the summer. Well, summer has now come and gone with no such release, and now Microsoft is no longer offering any timeframe for when those app will be made available..

Skype updated on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1 with 'set default' option

The Skype app for Windows Phone, both 8.1 and on Windows 10 Mobile, is next on the list of Microsoft app updates this evening. While there's nothing new to report in the Windows Phone 8.1 version, there are some interesting changes to the Windows 10 Mobile version. Show More Summary

Microsoft updates Skype and Messaging apps for Windows 10

Microsoft has rolled out quite a few updates to its Windows 10 app suite tonight, we’ve seen Xbox get updated, the Outlook apps and Windows Camera, and now Skype and Microsoft Messaging pick up updates as well. On Windows Phone 8.1 the app consists mostly of bug fixes, however if you have Skype Messaging preview […]

Following Windows Phone, Skype Room Remote comes to Android

Last week, our friends over at WMPU reported about the arrival of the Skype Room Remote app for Windows Phone. Alongside the Windows Phone Store, Microsoft released the app to the Google Play Store as well. For those unfamiliar, the Skype Room Remote app lets you control the Room sessions from your Android (or Windows […]

Microsoft releases a Skype Room Remote app for businesses

We previously wrote about Microsoft announcing a Skype Rooms systems for Skype for business earlier this year in March. Now, the company has quietly launched its Skype Rooms Remote app in the Windows Phone store after a brief preview period. This app allows you to control your Room sessions with just your Windows Phone including […]

Call Record button confirmed in Skype dialler UI

We have known for some time that Windows 10 Mobile handsets will be able to record phone calls, not least because the My Documents folder contains a Recorded Calls sub-folder and the Voice Recorded app having permission to record calls also. Now we have had further confirmation from the recent leaked Skype Beta, with one […]

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