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Using Skype on Windows Phone and Windows tablets


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Up and Running with Skype for Windows

with Lisa Larson-Kelley

Video: Using Skype on Windows Phone and Windows tablets

Since Microsoft now owns Skype, support on Windows Phones is pretty much a given. But, you might be surprised to learn that this version is a bit behind the other mobile versions of Skype, when it comes to feature support. Let's take a closer look at where Skype for Windows Phone stands today. As with the Android version, Skype for Windows Phone comes in 2 versions. One for Windows Phone 7 and one for Windows Phone 8. You need to have at least Windows Phone 7.5 to run the earlier version. However, Microsoft has ended ongoing support for this earlier version.
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  1. 3m 25s
    1. Welcome
      39s
    2. Who is this course for?
      36s
    3. What is Skype, and why use it?
      2m 10s
  2. 15m 1s
    1. Getting the right equipment
      1m 28s
    2. Launching Skype and logging in
      2m 29s
    3. Navigating the interface
      2m 51s
    4. Configuring your profile and account settings
      2m 31s
    5. Adding and managing contacts
      5m 42s
  3. 4m 45s
    1. Setting up your webcam
      2m 4s
    2. Setting up your microphone and speakers
      1m 5s
    3. Making a test call
      1m 36s
  4. 9m 59s
    1. Understanding calling options
      1m 2s
    2. Making a video call and sending video messages
      4m 12s
    3. Making an audio call
      1m 37s
    4. Sending text chat messages
      2m 1s
    5. Receiving calls
      1m 7s
  5. 7m 47s
    1. Understanding mobile Skype features
      1m 46s
    2. Using Skype on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
      1m 52s
    3. Using Skype on Android phones and tablets
      2m 8s
    4. Using Skype on Windows Phone and Windows tablets
      2m 1s
  6. 18m 52s
    1. Skyping to and from landlines and mobile phones
      2m 49s
    2. Setting up a Skype number to accept calls from phones worldwide
      3m 28s
    3. Setting up a Skype To Go number to call phones worldwide
      3m 17s
    4. Sending SMS messages to mobile phones
      1m 42s
    5. Setting up Skype voicemail
      1m 51s
    6. Setting up call forwarding
      1m 48s
    7. Sending files
      1m 27s
    8. Recording Skype calls
      2m 30s
  7. 10m 22s
    1. Installing Skype for Windows desktop
      4m 10s
    2. Making a group video call with Skype for Windows desktop
      2m 16s
    3. Sharing your screen with Skype for Windows desktop
      3m 56s
  8. 5m 6s
    1. Managing privacy settings
      2m 54s
    2. Getting the best video quality
      1m 11s
    3. Getting the best audio quality
      1m 1s
  9. 32s
    1. Wrapping up
      32s

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Up and Running with Skype for Windows | Online Video Tutorial
1h 15m Beginner Jan 02, 2014

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Get up and running with Skype, the tool for calling, video chatting, messaging, and sharing with others—wherever you are. With this course, you'll learn the basics from creating an account and adding contacts to making your first call—via audio, video, or even instant message. Author Lisa Larson-Kelley will guide you through setting up the tools you need, your webcam and your microphone, and making a test call. You'll even learn how to use Skype by connecting with Facebook, and also on various mobile devices. You'll then be on your way to more advanced features like calling a landline, making a group video call, and recording Skype calls. You'll also learn how to troubleshoot Skype so you have the best video and audio quality.

Topics include:
  • Getting the right equipment
  • Launching Skype
  • Adding and managing contacts
  • Making audio and video calls
  • Using Skype on mobile devices
  • Setting up Skype voicemail
  • Recording Skype calls
  • Sharing your screen
  • Making group calls
  • Managing privacy settings
Subject:
Business
Software:
Skype
Author:
Lisa Larson-Kelley

Using Skype on Windows Phone and Windows tablets

Since Microsoft now owns Skype, support on Windows Phones is pretty much a given. But, you might be surprised to learn that this version is a bit behind the other mobile versions of Skype, when it comes to feature support. Let's take a closer look at where Skype for Windows Phone stands today. As with the Android version, Skype for Windows Phone comes in 2 versions. One for Windows Phone 7 and one for Windows Phone 8. You need to have at least Windows Phone 7.5 to run the earlier version. However, Microsoft has ended ongoing support for this earlier version.

You can still download Skype for Windows Phone 7 from the Windows Phone store, but it wont be updated in the future. Microsoft is really pushing for everyone to move to Windows Phone 8, with Skype being one of the apps they think might entice you to upgrade. Both versions support the core features of Skype, but you can't start or participate in a group conversation, share your screen, or share files. To install either version, go to the windows phone store on your device and search for Skype. Only the version that's compatible with your device will be shown, so you can just click to download and install the free app.

One big difference between the two versions that's important to note. Skype for Windows Phone 7 doesn't run in the background. So to receive and answer calls, you need to be running the app and logged in. In Windows Phone 8 it can run in the background, giving you notifications when you get incoming calls or messages. But, keep in mind, after you install Skype and log in for the first time in Windows 8, you will always be logged in, and showing up as available to your Skype contacts by default. Now this may seem really handy, until you're getting messages at 11 P.M. when your co-worker thinks you're working late.

You can log out manually by choosing switch accounts in Skype and not logging back in. You can also turn off Skype notifications in your phone settings, but you'll still appear as available. So, even though Microsoft owns Skype, they still have a bit of work to do on the user experience, on windows phone.

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