In a perfect world, this would have been the norm by now. Or from the start. Then again, better late than never. Microsoft and Google are working together on revolutionizing the chat experience. Both companies are collaborating on creating a technology that would allow for a much more streamlined communication...

Day 16 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series examines using Skype, Lync, and other video chat tools to engage with people over the Internet from a Surface Pro. From a business perspective, there are a number of advantages to deploying Surface Pro tablets to users as opposed to traditional desktop or laptop PCs. One...

One of the greatest benefits of mobile computing is the ability to work remotely. Armed with a notebook PC, tablet, or even just a smartphone under the right circumstances, you can get work done from just about anywhere from your living room, to a coffee shop on the corner, or a hotel room around the world. Day 16 of...

Boy, Skype continues to grow from strength to strength. The communication platform is set for total domination in the coming years after Microsoft purchased it in 2011 for a neat sum of $8.5 billion. And the best bit is that Skype is regularly updated with exciting new features. Features like video messaging, you say?...

Windows Phone 8 is finally here and with it comes some major improvements over the older Windows Phone 7. That being said, many of your apps are still going to be Windows Phone 7 apps and not new ones optimized for the new OS and its NT-core. Luckily, Skype’s fully Windows Phone 8 optimized experience is finally...

A few days ago Windows 8 Update reported on the rumor that Live Messenger was getting the boot from Microsoft, in favor of Skype. While there was no official word to back it up, the transition seemed likely with Microsoft adding support for Microsoft accounts and Facebook into the latest version of Skype. Now it looks...

Microsoft has released Lync for Windows 8. Microsoft Lync is their corporate chat, video conferencing and VOIP solution. It’s also fully integrated with other Microsoft software including Exchange and SharePoint. The app has a Modern UI, but it will also work in the traditional desktop if you install Lync 2013 as part...

Today and tomorrow are both pretty big days for Microsoft’s Skype. First up, we have the newest version of Skype for Windows (desktop). The newest version not only helps push Messenger integration forward, it also has a nice, clean Metro-like look. Right away I updated and took notice that there was now THREE ways to...

FINALLY! The work on Skype has been more top secret than most CIA projects. Ever since being acquired, the Skype team seems to have dug in and just worked quietly in the background making massive changes to the popular A’V chat client. Well apparently the wait is over. The app will be a Metro or Modern UI application...

I’m glad to see that there’s news about Skype. A month ago I was asking about Microsoft’s use of Skype after the acquisition. Now it seems we’re starting to see some movement. Today, Microsoft released version 1.0 of Skype for Windows Phone, taking the client out of beta and into a final shipping version. The 6 MB free...