Skype

  • Skype for Business is dying, start your Teams transition now

    Microsoft is making moves to kill off Skype for Business. After the 31st of July 2021, Skype for Business Online will no longer be available. While that date seems fairly close, an even more immediate date is the 1st of September, just over a month away, where Microsoft will...
  • Background blur arrives in Skype thanks to AI

    Microsoft has a fancy new feature in Skype, where it’ll use AI to determine edges of people live, in real time and apply a depth of field effect to the background. This kind of effect looks professional and is something many have spent hundreds creating, using prosumer or professional...
  • This is Skype’s UWP app on Xbox One

    Skype is the video conference application most people have forgotten about. That’s all about to change if Microsoft gets their way. Leveraging their work on delivering Windows 10 to all platforms, including the Xbox One, this image is believed to be the first public sighting of the Skype Universal...
  • Skype Bots available in latest Windows 10 Build

    Back in March, Microsoft announced they were bringing bots to Skype, in the latest Windows Insider built of Windows 10, they’re delivering. Bots are designed to automate user interaction with data, without the need for pesky humans in between. This means by chatting to a bot in Skype, could deliver answers instantly...
  • Microsoft Research create RoomAlive because video conferencing has failed

    Despite almost every new digital device (phones, tablets, laptops) shipping with cameras, the number of times you video call someone is still tiny in 2016. Part of the reason is that you can call from locations, like home, where you don’t have your game face on. Another common reason...
  • Review: Plantronics Voyager Focus UC wireless headset

    Being productive at work means you need to multitask. To do that at the office, you need both hands free. That means wearing some kind of headset to make and receive calls and for the past couple of of weeks, I’ve been using the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC. This...
  • Skype video messaging launches on pretty much everything – but not Windows Phone

    Skype, today has officially launched its video messaging service across all its “major platforms”, which oddly enough didn’t include Microsoft’s Windows Phone. The service has previously been in beta, and limited video messages to 20 free attempts. You can now send unlimited video messages to your Skype contacts on...
  • Bing, Skype and Xbox re-branding plans revealed

    Over the last couple of years it has been evident that Microsoft has been trying to transform its image, and it’s looking to continue with that with 3 more of its key products; Xbox, Skype and Bing. Microsoft has already made the almost universal change across its key products...
  • RIP MSN Messenger: 1999 – 2013

    Today is the day Microsoft officially shuts down its MSN Messenger (Also known as “Windows Live Messenger” or simply “Windows Messenger”). Announced in November last year, Microsoft is moving all its instant messaging to its Skype platform and it has urged all MSN users to move to Skype by...