Microsoft is finally making Skype available on Chromebook and Linux, as well as on browsers everywhere. The long-anticipated Skype for Web is finally available in beta, even though many of the features are not yet live. For Chromebook and Linux users, for now, all Skype for Web offers are instant messaging features. But at least it's a start.
Microsoft plans to roll out Skype Translator to the Windows desktop version of the popular communication app, starting with a preview soon.
Microsoft issued on Wednesday a fix for a bug that crashes Skype simply by sending a bad URL.
On Monday, Microsoft announced that it signed up 20 more manufacturers to its program to pre-stall Office, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android tablets, including big names LG and Sony.
Let's set the record straight. Microsoft Skype for Business is not just a rebranding of Lync. Nor does it have exactly the same feature set as the consumer version of Skype, although many of the new features are buried beneath the UI.
Polycom is expanding the RealPresence Group Series to include two new video collaboration products aimed at end users with small workspaces. The idea behind the new products is to turn those workspaces into collaboration hubs.
It's little surprise that much of the news and chatter coming out of Microsoft Ignite this week involves Skype for Business, the company's latest take on a unified communications solution that is slowly replacing Lync.
At Microsoft Ignite, Lync- and Skype-focused firm Unify Square unveiled a provisioning tool for the popular unified communications solutions. Dubbed PowerProv, the new tool provides end-to-end provisioning for Skype for Business and Lync.
Selecting and deploying a unified communications solution is no easy task. But sometimes it is. Only the boldest of the bold truly like to play office politics, but choosing the right UC solution can be a very political decision, according to a TechTarget article.
It's of little surprise there's at least some talk about Skype for Business at Interop. At the show, one of the pieces of news to come out is that Extreme Networks' software-defined networking platform and OneController have been updated to support the Microsoft VoIP and unified communications tool.