Microsoft is working on a "Bing Concierge Bot," a digital assistant similar to the newly announced Google Assistant, according to a job posting flagged by Mary Jo Foley with ZDNet.
I've lost track of the number of various text-based chat apps that have been installed on my phones over the last several years. SMS messaging, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Skype – and I'm pretty sure there are many, many more.
Microsoft continues to expand the capabilities of Skype for Business. It will soon be heading to Macs, as the vendor introduced the preview of the appropriately named Skype for Business Mac this week.
The addition of Skype plugin-free calling to Edge expands the capabilities of Skype for Web, the browser-based Skype feature Microsoft is still ramping up. The Edge capabilities are now in preview and support both voice and video calls.
For whatever reason, I clearly remember the first time I made a voice call on my computer. It was clunky, not the easiest thing to use and the quality was poor. It was hard to imagine then that eventually VoIP would become one of my preferred communication platforms, but today, I make most of my business calls using Skype.
A new codec aimed at mobile operators and service providers could improve the audio quality of VoIP communications in the future.
Microsoft announced Thursday a limited rollout of a group call feature for its Android and iOS Skype apps.
Skype users can now send and view Office documents within the Skype iOS application, according to a Skype blog post authored Tuesday.
Skype updated Wednesday its Android app with a new scheduling feature and integration with Microsoft Office.
Microsoft this week updated its iOS and Android Outlook apps with features that integrate Skype.