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Microsoft's Internet Phone Service Skype v6.3--What's new?



by Joseph Earnest March 14, 2013


Newscast Media REDMOND, WashingtonSkype is the Internet phone service that allows people to make calls free of charge, anywhere in the world, as long as callers have Skype installed on their computers. With a web cam, callers can also see each other and record the videos of the conversations in real time.  This is especially handy for those in the military who wish to see their loved ones, journalists sharing video footage, inter and intra-continental tele-conferencing or travelers touring different parts of the world.


Microsoft has just released the 6.3 version and corrected the following glitches:

· Accessibility: Start screen sharing pop-up was not accessible.
· Tooltips: Tooltips were not properly displayed on monitor setups other than 32bit.
· Profile: Seldomly profile edits were not saved.
· Accessibility: Incoming contact request details where not accessible.
· Compact view: Profile window on compact view did not downscale.
· Localization: Call toolbar texts did not fit onto screen on some languages.
· Call Quality Guide: Call Quality Guide window was sometimes partially hidden.
· Avatar picture change: Non-square pictures were not properly scaled on when user set them as avatar picture.
· Accessibility: Option to choose how message will be sent was not always reachable by keyboard.
· File sending: When clicking Save as button on received file in compact mode it brought into focus Skype main window, instead of file saving dialogue.

To get a free download of Skype phone service, follow this link. (pop-up)

Earlier this year, Microsoft integrated Skype and Outlook to display contacts' online status, contact information and mood message within the Outlook contact card. When you want to call someone on their mobile or landline from Outlook, Skype will initiate the call for you. You can call anyone as long as you have their contact information in Outlook, but you don't need to be friends on Skype.

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