Thanks to new integration capabilities in iOS 10, Skype for Business calls can work the same way as the native calling experience on Apple's devices.
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Microsoft announced today that anyone can now make a Skype call via the web without first creating an account.
Today: the first-ever online Learn OneNote Conference, what's happening with Microsoft's Skype messaging everywhere feature, Microsoft patents a Surface Pen Strap, more.
Today, Microsoft announced the Skype Insiders Program, allowing fans to gain early access to new features, provide feedback, and help with product development.
Microsoft announced today that Skype for Business for Mac is now generally available. The firm also announced updates to Skype for Business on Android and iOS.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A Skype on Windows phone petition, Google announces something that is totally not a Surface Hub clone, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live-action trailer, and more.
Starting next week, Skype users will be able to sign-in to other Microsoft services---like Outlook.com, OneDrive and Xbox Live---using their Skype IDs. And vice-versa.
Microsoft announced a major update to the Skype Translator functionality that's built into its Skype communications products: Now, you can translate spoken words between Russian and other supported languages in real time.
There's no official announcement yet, but I see this morning that Skype for iPhone and iPad has received a fairly major update, with numerous new features. Key among them: Support for Siri and the ability to answer Skype calls above the lock screen.
A new report claims that Microsoft is restarting its Skype client efforts yet again with a new project called "Skype for Life." But that strategy makes no sense, as Microsoft is already well on its way to delivering on its new generation clients on all supported platforms.
Yesterday, I wrote about the surprise appearance of what we used to call "Messaging Everywhere" in the Skype Preview app in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, so here's what Microsoft has planned.
Though Microsoft never mentioned this when it announced Windows Insider build 14926 earlier this week, this build includes a nice surprise: It's the first to feature the long-awaited "Messaging Everywhere" capabilities in the Skype Preview app.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Back in May, Google announced two innovative new mobile messaging apps, Allo and Duo, which are aimed at text and video messaging, respectively. And today, Google delivered the first release of its Duo video calling app for both Android and iPhone.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More Surface updates show up for those on Insider Preview, Microsoft confirms that Tim Sweeney is a nut job, Lumia 830 gets Windows 10 Mobile on AT&T, Skype makes special emojis for the band Coldplay, much more.