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Newest Version of Skype for Windows Adds Outlook Integration

If you are one of those users who toggle between email and Skype desktop clients on your Windows PC, Microsoft can now offer you a time saver. Fulfilling a promise made in July, the software giant is now releasing an updated Skype for Windows, version 6.1, with Outlook integration. 

Microsoft To Kill Messenger In Favor of Skype's Mobile Capabilities

Everyone knew it was coming, but it still feels like a parting with an old friend as Microsoft emails all its Messenger account users to tell them that the jig is up and that they have until March 15th to move over to Skype.

Microsoft Launches Skype in the Workplace, Business Community Collaboration

Skype’s long-awaited march into the business community has taken another step. Microsoft has announced the launch of Skype in the workspace (SITW), following a six month beta trial that involved 500 businesses. 

Microsoft Announces End of Messenger With a Move to Skype

Questions over the future of a world where Messenger and Skype live side by side and are owned by the same company were finally resolved today. Microsoft has announced that it’s knocking Messenger on the head with Skype.

Dynamics CRM Gets Yammer, Skype Integration, Windows 8 Mobile to Come

If you've been following the progress of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you will be aware that it is on a release cycle of two outings a year. Today, Microsoft has announced that second of those releases for this year will be available in December, and that it comes with enhanced device, collaboration, social and marketing support, not to mention Yammer and Skype integration.

Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8, Coming November

wp8thumb.jpg Buried under the news of Hurricane Sandy and Apple's executive reshuffle, you might not have realised that Microsoft officially launched its biggest play in smartphones yesterday. Many models and makes are coming soon, with first releases in Europe, followed by the States. 

Nokia Lumia 920 Leaks Ahead of Official Launch

Thumbnail image for nokia920.jpg Oh dear, Nokia couldn't keep a lid on this one, possibly because it is just too bright. Anyway, here's the Lumia 920, the new range-leading device that features a PureView camera, wireless charging and beefed-up specs to bring Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 to the masses. 

Mobile and the Era of Fragmented Communication

logo_tyntec_rgb_xs.jpegIn the lead up to the Olympic Games this month, London added Wi-Fi to its subway system in an effort to help keep communications among visitors open. But last week it was clear that mobile engagement issues were taking their toll when an increase in social media began interfering with mobile networks on which the games themselves depend.

Microsoft, Skype and Privacy Conspiracies

Microsoft acquired Skype last May, triggering more than a few posts, comments and tweets expressing fear about the Seattle giant changing the software. Time passed, and excluding a few outages, discussions of Skype and Microsoft slowed. This week that changed when hackers accused the company of modifying the software’s architecture to make it easier to monitor user communications.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Facebook, Tealium, Skype, Yammer and Hootsuite (19-Jul-12)

Start off Summer with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Skype Bug Sends IMs to Wrong Recipients, Hotfix in the Works

If you're a Skype user, you might just be sending private instant messages to the wrong contacts. Skype recently acknowledged a bug in its system that sends private IMs to the wrong recipients, and is working on a fix.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows Phone 8 at Mobile Summit

windowsphone8logo.pngHot on the heels of the Surface launch, Microsoft is showing off its future in smartphones with an early look at Windows 8-powered Apollo phones.

Skype Conversation Ads Now Part of the Free Service

Skype Adds Ads to Free ConversationsA conversation on Skype is between you, the person on the other end -- and an advertiser. That’s the thinking behind the service’s new, targeted Conversation Ads. 

Microsoft Buying Yammer, Boosting Enterprise Social Networking in SharePoint?

Thumbnail image for yammer_logo_2010.jpg Rumor that Microsoft is buying Yammer has swept the enterprise social networking company's office this week. Now, Bloomberg has news that a $1 billion deal is on the cards.

TU Me: A New VoIP and Social Comms iPhone App from Telefonica

tume_logo_2012.PNG Global No. 3 communications service provider, Telefonica has had enough of users going with Skype and other solutions for off-network communications. It now offers its own app, TU Me, for iPhone users to chat, share and message, with Android support coming soon.

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