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Windows 7: Skype now available in preview on desktop computers

17 Aug 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Skype now available in preview on desktop computers

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Starting today, the next generation of Skype is available in preview on desktop computers. It’s not yet complete and we need your feedback. We’re committed to providing a Skype experience you love, enhancing the way you talk, text, and experience the world—all from the comfort of your desktop.

For Mac and non-Windows 10 PC* users, Skype Preview delivers most of the great features of our next generation mobile experience but is specifically designed with desktop in mind, to take full advantage of the larger screen. Skype Preview puts chat front and center—making this the most expressive Skype ever. Group chats are livelier with new features that improve your connection with friends and family. You can also do more together in group calls, with real-time screen and photo sharing.



We’re also previewing some features to make you more productive on your desktop. Try them out, let us know what you think, and share any ideas on how we can make them better.
  • @mentions, message reactions and a new notification panel—Stay on top of your day with help from the notification panel. Quickly jump back into conversations where you were @mentioned to see how people reacted to what you’ve said.

  • New chat media gallery—Finding shared content—such as links, documents, or media—in a chat has never been easier with the chat gallery.

  • Enhanced group calls—Customize your group call experience with drag and drop ease. Say it with an emoji using our new in-call reactions, too!


If you’re using Skype for Windows 10, great news! We’ve already started rolling out some of these features. To learn more, check out the Windows blog.

Skype brings people together to experience more every day and make life a little simpler and more convenient. Start experiencing it for yourself by downloading Skype Preview for non-Windows 10 PCs and Macs today at Skype Insider. Skype Preview will install alongside Skype classic, making it easy to switch back if needed. However, we recommend running one instance of Skype at a time so that you don’t get duplicate notifications for messages or calls.

Since this is a preview, it’s critical that we hear from you; simply click the heart on the menu and send us your thoughts. Or, tell us what you think in our Community. To learn more about the new Skype, visit the Skype.com feature page. For questions, please visit the FAQs.


Source: Hello, desktops. Meet Skype Preview


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17 Aug 2017   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

How does anyone get anything done using Skype?

At TAFE, it doesn't work properly on the LAN.
Only last week, I (and 2 or 3 other people) couldn't connect to the session.
The previous day it had worked without issue on the same PC.

MY friend says Skype conferences at his workplace are mostly wasted trying to get everyone connected.
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18 Aug 2017   #3
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

We have Skype for Business at my job (a large corporation with lots of users). We use it all the time as an alternative to email or phone calls, and we sometimes do group chat with it. It always works. We NEVER have a problem with it.
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18 Aug 2017   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

We use the Web App at TAFE (20-30 people max.).

I have no idea what my friend's workplace uses.

Maybe it's not Skype, but W10 that's the issue.
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18 Aug 2017   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Maybe it's not Skype, but W10 that's the issue.
We have Windows 10 at my job. Skype works perfectly for us in a Windows 10 environment.
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