Skype News & Analysis
| Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
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.
| Friday Nov 9, 2012
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.
| Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
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.
| Thursday Nov 1, 2012
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.
| Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
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.
| Tuesday Sep 4, 2012
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.
| Thursday Aug 9, 2012
In 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.
| Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
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.
| Thursday Jul 19, 2012
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| Wednesday Jul 18, 2012
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.
| Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
Hot 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.
| Monday Jun 18, 2012
A 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.
| Thursday Jun 14, 2012
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.
| Wednesday May 9, 2012
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.
| Wednesday Apr 18, 2012
“What is digital asset management (DAM)?” This is by far the most common question that comes up in Forrester’s DAM-related inquiries. In part, it’s because the DAM term is going to quickly become antiquated.