Join Lisa Larson-Kelley for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Skype for Windows desktop, part of Up and Running with Skype for Windows.
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…Skype for Windows 8 is built right into…the operating system in Windows 8.1 and later, is…optimized for touchscreens and is always on so you…can keep in touch with family and friends easily.…This is all great, but, it does have some limitations.…As of this recording two big features…are missing: group video calls and screen-sharing.…Most Skype users won't ever use either of these features.…But for some of us, especially people who use…Skype for business, this could be a deal breaker.…Luckily, there's a work around.…You can download a different version, Skype for…Windows Desktop and access Skype's full feature set.…
You can run both versions of Skype on your computer.…You can install Skype for Windows and have…it run just when you need those extra features.…You'll see in a moment, when we install it, that the…interface is different from the version that we've been working with.…It's not as nicely integrated…with the operating system, and not as pleasant to use, in my opinion.…But for now, at least, we'll need to use it to get to those advanced features.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Familiar with Skype
2. Setting Up a Webcam, Microphone, and Speakers
3. Making Your First Skype Call
4. Using Skype on Mobile Devices
5. Advanced Features
6. Advanced Features in Skype for Windows Desktop
7. Tips and Best Practices
Managing privacy settings2m 54s
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