Tag Archives: Skype

Microsoft upgrades Skype for Business to Teams

As I remember that Microsoft has long had plans to replace Skype for Business (Lync) with its Microsoft Teams. There seems now that the upgrade will be announced in Skype for Business.

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Revised Skype for Web (March 2019)

Microsoft has released a new version of Skype for Web. This version brings HD video calls, revised notifications and more. But there are also restrictions like no Linux or Chrome OS support.

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Skype blocks editor options in Outlook 2010

A brief note for users who want to use Microsoft Office 2010 in conjunction with Skype for Business (2016). The Outlook editing options may not work after installing Office 2010. This is due to incorrect installation order of Office and … Continue reading

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Finito for Skype 7-Client

Bad news for users of the Skype 7 client: Microsoft has now finally pulled the plug and forces Skype users to install version 8 of the client.

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DoS vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business

[German]There was a vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business that allowed a Denial of Service attack. Microsoft has released at least fixes for affected Skype for Business builds.

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Skype Classic v7.x client; End of life extended …

[German]Microsoft now doesn’t want to discontinue the classic Skype v7.x client. The Redmond based company granted a grace period to Skype v7.x client, in which the respective service will be continued.

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Skype 8.0 released, version 7.x will be shut off

Microsoft has just released version 8.0 of the Skype desktop client. This client will have a couple of new features, that has been described within Microsoft’s blog post here. Within this post there is also an announcement, that Microsoft plans … Continue reading

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Skype for Business/MS Teams for Phone support till 08/20/2018

Just a brief information for Windows Phone mobile device owners using Skype for Business and/or Microsoft Teams apps and Yammer. Contrary to Microsoft’s announcement these apps should be available until August 2018 for Windows Phones.

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Skype in decline: Who broke it?

[German]Not so good news for Skype users – Microsoft has been carving around the Skype clients since taking over Skype in 2011. In the meantime, the clients are difficult to use and are often buggy or lacking functions. Skype has … Continue reading

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Microsoft won’t fix Skype vulnerability in updater

[German]Skype has a vulnerability in the update process that allows an attacker to gain system-level access to the system. Microsoft won’t fix this error.

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