Locked Re: More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Steve Matzura <number6@...>

First thing to clarify: Whose scripts are you using? VFO's or Doug's?

On 9/27/2018 7:15 PM, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
navigating across the Skype version 8. I can't find my contact, recent calls, the amogi, my IM messages neither

On 9/27/2018 6:12 PM, Doug Lee wrote:
Curious what was hard for you in Skype 8.

As far as adding people to calls, I'd like to know more about this supposed Plus sign myself. I do think Microsoft is improving things, but sometimes it takes a while for a particular issue to get addressed.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 05:38:57PM -0500, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
    For my opinion on that, I tried to use it along with Skype scripts, no
    go and was very extremely difficult to use with JAWS 2018, and I will
    wait for JAWS 2019 will come out. The version of Skype is way too hard
    for me to use.

    On 9/27/2018 5:32 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

      This is nothing but propaganda. Almost all the functional stuff that
      message addresses existed in Skype 7. The window-dressing ... don't
      know and don't care for obvious reasons.

      I had a talk with the Microsoft Disability Help Line today about the
      loss of a feature conference coordinators need--the ability to add
      more people to a running/open Skype call. One person told me there's
      a plus button on the screen to allow answering third and successive
      callers, but not even Microsoft could find it. MS did tell me that,
      for now, what I have to do is reject the incoming caller, then use
      the "Add People" button and call them back! I tried that, and it
      doesn't always work the way one would think it does, or should,
      therefore,it's unreliable. The MS DL person took my info and said it
      would be passed on to the developers.

      In my unhumble opinion, development implies forwar/ positive
      movement. Skype 8 is none of those things.

    On 9/27/2018 4:21 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

    I read this post and all I can say is let Skype 7.x die! Time to
    finally time to move on with 8.x and beyond. Now for them to bring back
    the beautiful audio quality we all enjoyed if 4.x and later.

    Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10


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      More info on the update to Skype version 8

      Hello, Skype community! We hope you're all enjoying the latest
      updates to Skype version 8 for desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
      We wanted to share a few more details on the ongoing update to Skype
      version 8
      sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest

      Why update everyone to Skype version 8?

      The update from version 7 to version 8 allows us to unify the
      experience of using Skype across all desktop and mobile platforms.
      Unlike older versions, all version 8 applications are optimized to
      work in conjunction with our modern, mobile-friendly cloud services
      architecture, which has allowed us to deliver features such as video
      messaging and mobile group video calling over the past couple years.
      With a unified experience and with all applications now no longer
      having to support legacy architecture, our engineering teams can
      deliver features and quality improvements to customers much more

      What can you expect over the next several months?

      We're sending an email to people still using older Skype versions so
      they know the update is coming. We published a blog post and have
      communicated the change in this forum, but we want to be sure
      everyone who might be impacted by this change is well-informed. We
      expect everyone who might be impacted to receive an email
      notification by the end of October.
      Then we'll start requiring people to update to Skype version 8 in
      waves over the next several months. Not everyone will be required to
      update at once.
      Desktop: First wave begins on 11/1/2018
      Mobile devices and tablets: First wave begins on 11/15/2018
      We strongly recommend you update now, prior to being required to do
      so, to avoid any interruption in service. Find out how to download
      the latest Skype versions here
      Skype version 14 is available for Windows 10 PCs in the Microsoft
      Store for Skype Insiders. It is based on version 8, but has
      additional features to better integrate with the platform. You can
      run version 8 for desktop and version 14 for Windows 10 PCs at the
      same time on your PC. We'll keep releasing updates to version 14 as
      we update version 8.
      We'll continue to update Skype version 8 and version 14 based on
      your feedback and communicate what's changing as we go.
      Your feedback on the update to Skype version 8

      Many of you have taken the time to share your thoughts on this
      update. Thank you. We appreciate it! We learned how important it is
      to you to maintain feature parity with older Skype versions and
      we're working towards that goal. Here's a few examples of features
      we've already brought back based on your feedback and a few more
      we're going to work on next.
  Working on these now    These are next

      Fundamentals Performance improvements
      Keyboard shortcuts guide
      Show Skype version on sign-in screen Even more performance
      Resizable left pane on desktop
      Swipe actions on mobile
      Calling Setting for a secondary ringing device
      Advanced webcam settings
      Separate Skype volume control on Mac
      Setting for incoming call notifications when in Do Not Disturb mode
      Indicator for who's talking in large calls
      Easier switch between cameras
      Select which app or window to share when screensharing
      Messaging Find within current conversation
      Setting to change font size on desktop
      Share a Skype contact
      Global conversation search shows more than 20 results
      Customize "Enter" or "Return" to send message or add a line
      Save-as for audio files like mp3
      Hide conversations in chat list
      Setting to disable link previews Find in current conversation shows
      more than 30 results
      SMS connect
      Contacts/people Setting for allowing Skype to Skype calls only from
      Improved availability status
      Add phone number as a contact
      Global people search shows more than 20 results Add phone number to
      an existing contact
      More control over availability status
      Setting for allowing calls to your Skype Number only from contacts
      Address book sync on Mac
      Store app for Windows 10 PC Improve copy-paste to dialpad
      App icon in system tray Split view
      Contributing to the Skype community

      Have feedback of your own to share? New to the Skype community?
      There are many places where you can tell us what you think about
      using Skype! Join the community wherever you're most comfortable and
      we'll be there.

      Reporting problems in Skype

      If you need to report a problem and are a Skype Insider using a
      preview build of Skype, you can submit in the app using the Skype
      Support Bot to easily submit screenshots and logs for the problem
      you're experiencing. Use this option when Skype isn't behaving to
      help us investigate.

      Giving feedback in Skype

      You can provide feedback on using Skype within the app in the "Help
      and feedback" section of Settings. Use this to tell us what we
      should build next.

      Surveys in Skype

      From time to time, you'll be prompted to provide more information on
      the Skype experience within Skype. This information is shared with
      the Skype engineering squads as they prioritize work on their

      Ratings and reviews in the app stores

      This information is retrieved on a regular basis and reported out to
      the Skype engineering squads to ensure we're trending upwards and to
      understand what is top of mind for you. You can expect a response
      from us only when we need more information about a problem you've

      Windows Feedback Hub

      This is the best place to go if you can consistently reproduce a
      problem using Skype on Windows 10. It supplies Skype engineers with
      rich information which makes investigating your problem easier. Be
      sure to check out the "Recreate my problem" option in the
      "Additional details" section when submitting your feedback in this

      UserVoice [9]https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas
      This site was created recently to ensure everyone can share ideas on
      how to improve Skype regardless of which platform you use. As we
      release updates to the Skype experience, we'll update the
      submissions on this site to keep you informed. Register today and
      join the discussion.

      Skype Community Forum on Answers
      Visit this site to get technical support from support agents or
      participate in discussions with the Skype engineering team. This is
      where we post the most detailed information about new experiences as
      they are released to Skype Insiders and then to others within the
      Skype community.

      Twitter [11]https://twitter.com/skypeinsider
      Follow @SkypeInsider for all the latest info on new features coming
      to Skype. Tweet at us if you see anything broken in newly released
      updates or want to share ideas you have for improving Skype.

      Detailed feedback on what you love or hate about Skype is always
      appreciated. Personal insults or threatening comments are not. As we
      work together to shape Skype's future, the Skype customer success
      squad is going to spend more time moderating our feedback channels
      to ensure they are a positive environment for everyone.

      Thank you for supporting Skype.


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