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Skype app for Windows 10 sheds its Preview tag for some

The universal Skype app for Windows 10 is ready to drop its Preview status....

Skype for Windows 10 comes out of preview, picks up Skype SMS support and more

After a year of testing, Microsoft has finally taken the Preview tag off the Skype for Windows 10 app – marking it as suitable to be your main Skype client of choice. Of course, if you simply prefer the Win32 app out of an objection to UWPs, this won’t necessarily convince you to switch as […]

Microsoft outage affects Xbox Live, Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive and Windows Store users

Microsoft account holders across the range of the tech giants services, including Xbox Live, Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive, and Microsoft’s Windows Store suffered an outage Tuesday that prevented them from signing into accounts for nearly two hours. Show More Summary

Microsoft Account is down for users all around the world — affecting Outlook, Windows Store, OneDrive, Bing, and more

Along with Xbox Live, Microsoft’s own Account service seems to be down for users all around the world. The downtime is affecting multiple Microsoft services, including Outlook, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, as well as Xbox Live. The downtime is also causing some issues for Windows Store, which is preventing users from downloading new content. Microsoft Account […]

How to disable your laptop's webcam and microphone on Windows 10

How do I stop my webcam and microphone from working? Most laptops today come with a built-in webcam — some with a standard camera used for Skype and other web-conferencing, some with IR cameras for Windows Hello facial recognition. And...Show More Summary

Skype Preview app comes to the Xbox One Alpha Ring

The Skype Preview app for Windows and Windows 10 is now available to Insiders who are running the Xbox One Alpha Ring on their console. This means users now have two ways to make Skype calls on their Xbox, but presumably the UWP app, which is still somewhat difficult to navigate, but does contain Xbox One-only elements, […]

Skype Preview adds Compact Overlay (picture-in-picture) support for Windows Insiders

Windows Insiders can now start testing out Compact Overlay mode with Microsoft's Skype Preview app....

Skype Preview app gets CompactOverlay mini-player support

The Skype Preview app for Windows and Windows 10 has been updated with support for CompactOverlay mode for those running Creators Update. This means you can now continue phone calls with an Always On Top window while continuing to work in another app. The update, which takes the app to version 11.12.111.0, also includes the usual bug […]

Skype Preview app gets SMS Relay device authentication code support

The Skype Preview app for Windows and Windows 10 has been updated with device authentication code support for SMS Relay. This means if you want to send SMS messages from your Skype account on your PC you will now have to verify which phone you wish to use to enable this feature via a code generated on […]

Amazon launches Chime, a video meeting service for Mac, iOS, Windows & Android [Video]

There’s no shortage of options for virtual meetings these days, from Apple’s own FaceTime through Skype, WebEx, Facebook, WhatsApp and many others. But Amazon believes that there’s room for one more, aiming Chime specifically at businesses...Show More Summary

Amazon takes on Skype and GoToMeeting with its Chime video conferencing app

Amazon has launched Chime, a video conferencing and chat service that promises less shitty remote meetings and group calls. Aimed at business users and available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, Chime lets you hold video chats with...Show More Summary

Windows 10 will let you watch TV as you work - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Microsoft's software gets a mini-window for watching video or holding Skype chat. Also new: Windows 10 can lock itself automatically when you walk away.

Microsoft is disabling older versions of Skype for Mac and Windows on March 1

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Microsoft wants you to have the latest and greatest Skype experience. If you want the old Skype, well, uh, tough. The company said today that starting on March 1 — less than 30 days from now — people will no longer be able to sign in to version 7.16 of Skype for Windows desktop and […]

Skype UWP app gets updated for Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring

Skype UWP has picked up a minor new update for Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring. If you are a Windows Insider running the latest Slow Ring build of Windows 10 on either PC or Mobile, you will be able to get the new update for Skype UWP from the Windows Store. As we have […]

Microsoft expands Windows Store app promotions to MSN.com, Outlook.com, and Skype

Microsoft yesterday announced that they are expanding the “Promote Your App” ad campaigns for Windows app developers to Microsoft premium surfaces such as MSN.com, Outlook.com, and Skype, as well as games like the Microsoft solitaire collection. Previously, “Promote Your App” ad campaigns were limited to other apps in the Windows Store. MSN, Outlook, Skype and […]

Microsoft pushes out a small bug fix to fix Skype Preview issues

Earlier this week we reported on Skype releasing a buggy app update for Windows Insiders, causing the app to crash repeatedly upon launch. While the issue was seemingly sporadic, it affected users who were on both PCs and Mobile devices. In the Skype forums, a member of the Skype team posted the following comment: We […]

Skype Preview update reportedly causing crashes for Windows Insiders

Microsoft updated Skype preview earlier this week with bug fixes and minor improvements, but it seems some bugs came along for the ride. Insiders have reported that this current build of the Skype Preview app causes it to crash on launch, with numerous threads on Reddit complaining about instant crashes upon start up. While I […]

Microsoft begins testing Skype voice translation to mobile and landline phones

Microsoft's latest Skype Preview for Windows 10 users on its Insider Program is now able to use its voice translation feature to mobile and landline phones.

Latest Microsoft Skype preview adds voice translation for phone calls

Microsoft has added Skype Translator support for mobile and landline phone calls to the latest version of Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC Insider testers.

Skype Preview updated for Insiders with video messages, real-time translator and more

Insiders on the Fast ring are getting access to some nifty new features in Skype Preview for Windows 10 devices....

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