From leveraging AI in its productivity suite to exploring the possibilities of techno-humanism, Microsoft continues venturing into the AI era as it embraces its power in its products and services.
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Microsoft has announced a sleeve of new AI-powered features for its mobile apps. SwiftKey, Bing, Edge, and Skype are about to get new "mobile-first experiences" to match what Bing offers on desktops.
The new Skype Insider build 22.214.171.1240 also adds the "GPT AI Co-pilot" conversation header on all platforms for Bing Chat, along with a number of bug fixes for various issues and platforms.
This week has been quite busy when it comes to Microsoft news. We have a lot to unpack including Windows bugs and their respective fixes, new GPT integrations, and upcoming Windows features.
Microsoft has unveiled improvements to its Bing integration with multiple apps and services including Microsoft Start, SwiftKey, and Skype. The company is on a mission to bring Bing everywhere.
Join us in the latest edition of Microsoft Weekly where we recap important news updates from the Microsoft-verse including a new Canary Channel, AI shenanigans, and updates to Microsoft services.
A new update to the Bing Blog states that the Bing Chat chatbot AI from Microsoft should now respond much faster than before when it comes to new conversations made in the Skype app.
The new Skype build for Insiders also includes a launch screen animation for the Android version of the app, and a way to launch a Skype-to-Skype call from the Touch Bar on Mac PCs.
The recently announced ChatGPT-powered Bing is now available on mobile devices inside the Edge browser and Skype. Microsoft also added one of the most requested features: voice input support.
Our latest edition of Microsoft Weekly covers the launch of the OpenAI-powered version of Bing, what's next for Windows 11, and a range of updates for first- and third-party software for Windows.
The latest Skype Insider update delivers long-anticipated optimizations for Macs with Apple Silicon CPUs. Users with M1 and M2-based Apple computers can download a native client for their systems.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about modified versions of Windows 11 and other third-party tweaking tools, a bunch of Teams and Edge updates, and some ChatGPT hype.
Microsoft has started rolling out a new update for Skype on desktop and mobile systems. Version 8.93 delivers new personalization options, natural voice translation, improved caller ID settings, more.
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Multiple users, including us, are reporting issues with various Microsoft services. OneDrive is down and not displaying any files, and the Microsoft 365 Service status shows problems with Skype.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is filled to the brim with news about tons of new Windows bugs (and fixes), a bunch of Patch Tuesday updates, and improvements to a competent file manager.
Following the announcement of the Skype TruVoice feature, Microsoft revealed a major redesign for its messenger. Skype now features a new UI with a more "delightful and fun" experience.
Microsoft has announced a massive new feature for Skype users to help them break the language barrier. The app can now translate video calls in real-time using your and your interlocutor's voices.
This edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about the slow but inevitable rise of Windows 11 in market share, some new builds and associated issues, along with a "Windows 12" concept.
You may be forgiven if you believed Microsoft killed off Skype in favor of Teams in Windows, but Skype still exists and is a great messaging client for Windows with tons of platform specific features.
Skype 8.90 is now available for testers on all platforms. The latest release adds Calendar extension support on iOS, themed icons on Android 13, and various improvements with bugfixes.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news related to Patch Tuesday updates and patches in general, Insider builds, and a rather unconventional Teams ringtone, among other items.
The latest Skype Insider preview update is here for testing new features on all supported platforms. Version 126.96.36.199 improves notifications, profile pictures, quick actions, and other features.
The latest Skype Insider update introduces several quality-of-life improvements, such as the ability to quote any message (not just text) and bugfixes for various annoying bugs on different platforms.
The latest Skype Insider build brings a new call screen, easier access to captions during calls, and all sorts of bugfixes and stability improvements, including a crucial fix for old Windows versions.
Microsoft has released a new preview version of Skype to test before the public release. Version 8.84 is now available for Skype Insiders with various quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes.
In its latest effort to help Ukrainian users, Microsoft announced free Skype calls to landline and mobile numbers in Ukraine. Also, Skype now supports more languages for translating to/from Ukrainian.
Microsoft may be integrating a Skype Meet Now panel directly into its Edge browser, accessible via the omnibar. It is currently toggled off by default in Edge Canary, but can be enabled.
Amazon is seemingly giving away a $50 gift card if you commit to a Microsoft 365 Family 12 month subscription. But be aware that this offer is only good for today in the Deal of the Day offerings.
Microsoft has outlined some new features that it will bring to Skype in the coming months including a new call stage, more vibrant themes, TwinCam and PSTN Translator. The features are due soon.
Skype for Business Online is being retired today in favor of Microsoft Teams. The Redmond firm announced the change two years ago and is offering organizations assisted upgrades to Teams Only mode.
Microsoft has released version 188.8.131.52 of Skype Insider Preview. It packs interesting features such as support for animated backgrounds, customized call reactions, and split windows on Android.
Microsoft has updated Skype to version 8.71, and while there isn't much in the way of new features, it looks like the web version of the app will now work on Safari, both on desktop and iOS.
Microsoft has released a new build of Skype to users running preview builds of the app. Version 8.69 brings some design tweaks and improved performance courtesy of a new version of Electron.
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Skype across platforms, bringing some improvements such as new message reaction options, background blur on Android, and improved sharing on iOS.
EE has released data about its customers' usage of its 5G network. Between October and December, it saw a 40% increase in traffic month-on-month. It suggests that more people are buying 5G phones.
This Skype for Business Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips and tricks for the popular program. Use this reference to brush up on the basics and to find alternative methods to favorite commands.
Microsoft has released a new update for Skype, bringing it to version 8.67. This release includes the Together Mode view for group calls, which places participants in the same virtual environment.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Skype version 8.66 to all users that brings support for up to 100 call participants on all supported platforms. There is the usual suite of bug fixes as well.