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  • Skype kills integration with open source PBX Asterisk

    Skype has decided not to renew an agreement that allows open-source telephony system Asterisk to be integrated with the service using software developed with Digium.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs25 May 11 23:24
  • Will Skype be another Microsoft license gotcha?

    After Microsoft acquired Skype earlier this month for $8.5 billion, most of the questions revolved around how Skype's IM, voice and video calling features will fit into Microsoft enterprise products such as Outlook and Lync.

    Written by Shane O'Neill24 May 11 06:39
  • Enterprise note to Microsoft: Please make Skype easier to manage!

    Skype voice and video has tended to trigger IT security angst, and now that Microsoft has bought Skype, some observers are voicing hope that the service will be improved to help it be better managed in an enterprise setting.

    Written by Ellen Messmer14 May 11 01:52
  • Microsoft brings Skype from living room to board room

    Microsoft rocked the tech world and stole the spotlight on the opening day of Google's I/O conference with the announcement that it is buying Skype for $8.5 billion. The news may make some consumers anxious about the future of Skype, but for IT leadership the Microsoft purchase means that Skype has new credibility as a business tool.

    Written by Tony Bradley12 May 11 01:21
  • Microsoft's Skype buy could boost unified communications

    Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype could profoundly influence a set of collaboration and conferencing technologies called Unified Communications (UC) that have taken years to catch on, analysts said Thursday.

    Written by Matt Hamblen12 May 11 07:27
  • Microsoft-Skype deal: Three ways it benefits enterprises

    At first glance, Microsoft's whopping $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype may seem like a pure consumer play to bolster Windows Live, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Kinect -- or an extremely expensive way to prevent Google from gobbling up Skype first.

    Written by Shane O'Neill12 May 11 00:31
  • MS hints at Skype's future, stresses cross-platform support

    Microsoft's Skype acquisition will result in voice and video calling blended into lots of existing Microsoft products, but the company also stressed that it'll keep building Skype across other platforms.

    Written by Jared Newman11 May 11 04:01
  • Microsoft-Skype: A win for Facebook, loss for Google

    Microsoft announced today that it purchased Skype for $8.5 billion. After a week of speculation about a possible acquisition by either Facebook or Google, the Microsoft news has shocked the tech world and stolen Google's thunder on the opening day of Google's I/O conference.

    Written by Tony Bradley11 May 11 03:06