Next Generation of Skype

The new Skype app features the followings:

1.Faster calls and conversations.

2.Now you can easily share files, videos, photos, links and more directly to Skype from your Windows 10 PC

3.More themes and colors options to enable you to personalize Skype

4.An updated user interface to improve legibility and to make it easier to navigate and access your conversations

5.Status display for your contacts on the home screen, so you can easily see who is active

6.Native sharing capabilities on both Android and iOS, allowing you to share content to Skype chats from other apps and services.

To know more and download visit Skype Blog


Video calling between Skype and Lync

The video calling between Skype and Lync is now available. video calling with Lync requires Skype for Windows desktop client version 7.0.x.100.Now Lync users can conduct everyday business and collaboration “face-to-face” with customers, partners and suppliers who use Skype.

More information:

Skype and Lync deliver video calls

Microsoft Office Blog

How To Fix Skype Windows Store app crashes in Windows 8.1


When you start the Skype Windows Store app in Windows 8.1, the app immediately crashes, and Windows returns to the Start screen.

Why is it happening?

This issue occurs when the computer uses an Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge) graphics device.


The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system Update
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download the package now.

For more information go through this KB Article.