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

Josephine Hirsch
 

Doug's

On 9/27/2018 6:45 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
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

_______________________________________________________________

    From: [2]skypeenglish@groups.io [3]<skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf
    of Sarah k Alawami [4]<marrie12@...>
    Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
    To: Skype English List
    Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -
    Microsoft Community

    From the skype forums This is VIP

[5]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m
ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e
      73a7646ef0
[6]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m
ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e
      73a7646ef0

      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
[7]https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-ver
      sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest
      info.

      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
      quickly.

      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
      [8]https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
      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
      improvements
      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
      contacts
      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
      backlogs.

      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
      reported.

      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
      app.

      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
      [10]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
      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.


References

    1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
    2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
    3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
    4. mailto:marrie12@...
    5. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0
    6. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0
    7. https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/
    8. https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/
    9. https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas
   10. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
   11. https://twitter.com/skypeinsider
   12. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3212
   13. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community
   14. mailto:animalsloversjh@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community
   15. https://groups.io/mt/26337931/409874
   16. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
   17. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
   18. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
   19. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
   20. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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

Sarah k Alawami
 

All of that is at the top. It's quite easy to use think of a multi tabbed dialogue that we all remember and you shoudl be good to go. Use web nav key strokes and you will also be good to go. I get around that faster than skype 7 beieve it or not.

On 27 Sep 2018, at 16:15, 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

_______________________________________________________________

From: [2]skypeenglish@groups.io [3]<skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf
of Sarah k Alawami [4]<marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -
Microsoft Community

From the skype forums This is VIP

[5]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m
ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e
73a7646ef0
[6]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m
ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e
73a7646ef0

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
[7]https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-ver
sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest
info.

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
quickly.

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
[8]https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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
improvements
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
contacts
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
backlogs.

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
reported.

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
app.

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
[10]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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.


References

1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
4. mailto:marrie12@...
5. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0
6. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0
7. https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/
8. https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/
9. https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas
10. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
11. https://twitter.com/skypeinsider
12. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3212
13. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community
14. mailto:animalsloversjh@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community
15. https://groups.io/mt/26337931/409874
16. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
17. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
18. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
19. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
20. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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

inamuddin khan
 

Dear friend, last time when the script was revised on August 30th 2018 which is JAWS version 60 for skype electron!

Since then skype was updated from Skype 28 to Skype 31.0.92!

I’d like to request you to please revise it so you’ll add another feature or two in term of accessibility!

I sincerely hope that my request will be dealt with sympathetic consideration!

Thanking in anticipations

Yours faithful Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice!

You can contact me via gmail:

Inamuddin09@...

Outlook:

Inam092@...

Yahoo:

Inamuddin2010@...

AOL:

Charlsdarwin1969@...

Talk with me on Skype:

Charlsdarwin1

Follow me on my twitter ID:

www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell no.:

+92-334-3348409                                             

 

 

From: Doug Lee
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 4:23 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -Microsoft Community

 

Alt+1 for Conversations list. Alt+2 for popup contact list. Tab will find the Emoticon button in an active chat. With my scripts, the sequence [ e goes to the chat input box; and the sequence [ h goes to the chat history list

for the current conversation.

 

Not sure that covers all of your issues, but it should at least help with some. :-)

 

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 06:15:28PM -0500, 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

>

>         _______________________________________________________________

>

>     From: [2]skypeenglish@groups.io [3]<skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf

>     of Sarah k Alawami [4]<marrie12@...>

>     Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM

>     To: Skype English List

>     Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -

>     Microsoft Community

>

>     From the skype forums This is VIP

>

>       [5]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m

>       ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e

>       73a7646ef0

>       [6]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/m

>       ore-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e

>       73a7646ef0

>

>       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

>       [7]https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-ver

>       sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest

>       info.

>

>       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

>       quickly.

>

>       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

>       [8]https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.

>       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

>       improvements

>       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

>       contacts

>       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

>       backlogs.

>

>       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

>       reported.

>

>       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

>       app.

>

>       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

>       [10]https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype

>       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.

>

>

> References

>

>     1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986

>     2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io

>     3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io

>     4. mailto:marrie12@...

>     5. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

>     6. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

>     7. https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/

>     8. https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/

>     9. https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas

>    10. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype

>    11. https://twitter.com/skypeinsider

>    12. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3212

>    13. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community

>    14. mailto:animalsloversjh@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20More%20info%20on%20the%20update%20to%20Skype%20version%208%20-%20Microsoft%20Community

>    15. https://groups.io/mt/26337931/409874

>    16. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post

>    17. http://www.dlee.org/skype/

>    18. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874

>    19. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io

>    20. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

>

 

 

 

 

--

Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org

Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com

The very smart may feel they have nothing to learn from anyone;

The very wise will find something to learn from everyone.  (7/14/01)

 

 

 

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

Steve Matzura
 

It would probably help Doug a lot if you told him, us, what that feature is which you want added.


On 9/27/2018 10:52 PM, inamuddin khan wrote:

Dear friend, last time when the script was revised on August 30th 2018 which is JAWS version 60 for skype electron!

Since then skype was updated from Skype 28 to Skype 31.0.92!

I’d like to request you to please revise it so you’ll add another feature or two in term of accessibility!

I sincerely hope that my request will be dealt with sympathetic consideration!

Thanking in anticipations

Yours faithful Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1



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

Sarah k Alawami
 

Agreed. We cannot read your mind, at least I cannot.

On 27 Sep 2018, at 20:05, Steve Matzura wrote:

It would probably help Doug a lot if you told him, us, what that feature is which you want added.


On 9/27/2018 10:52 PM, inamuddin khan wrote:

Dear friend, last time when the script was revised on August 30th 2018 which is JAWS version 60 for skype electron!

Since then skype was updated from Skype 28 to Skype 31.0.92!

I’d like to request you to please revise it so you’ll add another feature or two in term of accessibility!

I sincerely hope that my request will be dealt with sympathetic consideration!

Thanking in anticipations

Yours faithful Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1



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

Octavian Rasnita
 

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Lino Morales
 

Hey I see nothing wrong with the current web interface of Skype 8.x. I use NVDA 2018.3.2 and it works great. Like Sarah said learn your HTML commands. Heck you need to use those anyway regardless what screen reader you use.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 2:01:34 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 
I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Octavian Rasnita
 

(smile)
I like to learn something only if it helps me to do additional things that couldn't be done before.
In this case, I find that I need to spend time to learn to use the same application, that involves a bigger effort in using it because it doesn't offer some features previously offered, however it doesn't offer additional features that  could be helpful for me.
So yes, of course I will need to re-learn it, but just because I am forced by Microsoft, not because without that force it would have been something helpful.
 
As an example, it would have been helpful to accept API calls for voice calls and voice recording and sending/receiving chat messages. But I don't think Skype 8 offers this. It says something about pictures, which don't have any importance for me, because I can't see them.
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Hey I see nothing wrong with the current web interface of Skype 8.x. I use NVDA 2018.3.2 and it works great. Like Sarah said learn your HTML commands. Heck you need to use those anyway regardless what screen reader you use.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 2:01:34 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 
I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Octavian Rasnita
 


Yes, this is true. I would like to test it, but Microsoft doesn't assure me that if I won't like it I will be able to just close it and continue to use Skype 7 while it is still available.
 
The web interface is worse in my opinion because it require more attention and it can't be used blindly without waiting for the screen reader to read what it should read. This is because the commands are not so sure, the interface is not so predictable, it is more flexible and new things can appear and we might push wrong buttons if for example we tab 3 times fast then press enter without waiting for JAWS to read what's on the screen.
 
This is why the web interface is never faster than a native interface. In addition, we are not so sure if the virtual cursor is on, or the PC cursor, so it involves more attention also.
 
A common use of Skype 7 and Skype 8 I guess that it is not so different, although for the moment Skype 8 still has some big disadvantages like missing the split view and no global hotkeys, but re-learning the new interface and developing the memory muscle to be able to use it without listening to all messages read by the screen readers might take again a few months at least. Plus supplemental efforts. OK, but I guess there should be some advantages for supplemental efforts. I haven't found them in the articles that praise Skype 8.
 
I don't say that the new version is worse or better for everybody , because everyone has their own style of working and requirements. I just said that I couldn't find any improvement that matters for me, just like other people that say that they like it for whatever reasons.
 
So Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 for me, just like Windows 7 was and will ever be worse than Windows XP for me.
If after many years of learning and changing the style of working the result is that the new product decreases the productivity, than it is clearly a worse and less accessible product. It is not just the fact that on short term it involves some efforts.
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Sarah k Alawami
 

Te interface is quite predictable. I use it every day and just use my web keys. The chat thing is always tab 1 etc. It really is a breeze to use.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:53, Octavian Rasnita wrote:


Yes, this is true. I would like to test it, but Microsoft doesn't assure me that if I won't like it I will be able to just close it and continue to use Skype 7 while it is still available.
 
The web interface is worse in my opinion because it require more attention and it can't be used blindly without waiting for the screen reader to read what it should read. This is because the commands are not so sure, the interface is not so predictable, it is more flexible and new things can appear and we might push wrong buttons if for example we tab 3 times fast then press enter without waiting for JAWS to read what's on the screen.
 
This is why the web interface is never faster than a native interface. In addition, we are not so sure if the virtual cursor is on, or the PC cursor, so it involves more attention also.
 
A common use of Skype 7 and Skype 8 I guess that it is not so different, although for the moment Skype 8 still has some big disadvantages like missing the split view and no global hotkeys, but re-learning the new interface and developing the memory muscle to be able to use it without listening to all messages read by the screen readers might take again a few months at least. Plus supplemental efforts. OK, but I guess there should be some advantages for supplemental efforts. I haven't found them in the articles that praise Skype 8.
 
I don't say that the new version is worse or better for everybody , because everyone has their own style of working and requirements. I just said that I couldn't find any improvement that matters for me, just like other people that say that they like it for whatever reasons.
 
So Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 for me, just like Windows 7 was and will ever be worse than Windows XP for me.
If after many years of learning and changing the style of working the result is that the new product decreases the productivity, than it is clearly a worse and less accessible product. It is not just the fact that on short term it involves some efforts.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.



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

Shaun Oliver
 

that's a rather narrow view to adopt, quite frankly, because we live, whether we like it or not, in a world where being sighted, is in the majority, no matter how much some of us may rail against such a thing. Ultimately, it is not the community that has to change to suit us, it is us that has to change and adapt to live in the greater community. That is not to say, however, that some things can't be done to insure the transition is as smooth and as seamless as possible.


I don't always use the camera on my phone, but I have come to see the necessity of being able to utilize such a thing in order that my sighted compatriots are able to take in the environment around me so that I may be able to get a better idea of same or simply to give them an "ooh, aah", moment.


Do not be quick to dismiss a feature or function, just because you personally cannot take advantage of it. Be greatful that we can even use it at all, and offer the developers constructive feedback in order that they may provide us a better service to insure our continued communication with our family and friends.



On 29/09/2018 06:20, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
(smile)
I like to learn something only if it helps me to do additional things that couldn't be done before.
In this case, I find that I need to spend time to learn to use the same application, that involves a bigger effort in using it because it doesn't offer some features previously offered, however it doesn't offer additional features that  could be helpful for me.
So yes, of course I will need to re-learn it, but just because I am forced by Microsoft, not because without that force it would have been something helpful.
 
As an example, it would have been helpful to accept API calls for voice calls and voice recording and sending/receiving chat messages. But I don't think Skype 8 offers this. It says something about pictures, which don't have any importance for me, because I can't see them.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Hey I see nothing wrong with the current web interface of Skype 8.x. I use NVDA 2018.3.2 and it works great. Like Sarah said learn your HTML commands. Heck you need to use those anyway regardless what screen reader you use.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 2:01:34 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 
I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




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

Shaun Oliver
 

actually Sarah, if you want to get to the conversations list, press alt+1, and you're there. A command and functionality for those of you that are making unnecessary noise about the incompatibility and usability of Skype 8 that has carried over from older versions. At least, that's the command on Windows, I am unsure as to whether there is the same on the mac, however, it doesn't bother me over much.



On 29/09/2018 06:54, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Te interface is quite predictable. I use it every day and just use my web keys. The chat thing is always tab 1 etc. It really is a breeze to use.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:53, Octavian Rasnita wrote:


Yes, this is true. I would like to test it, but Microsoft doesn't assure me that if I won't like it I will be able to just close it and continue to use Skype 7 while it is still available.
 
The web interface is worse in my opinion because it require more attention and it can't be used blindly without waiting for the screen reader to read what it should read. This is because the commands are not so sure, the interface is not so predictable, it is more flexible and new things can appear and we might push wrong buttons if for example we tab 3 times fast then press enter without waiting for JAWS to read what's on the screen.
 
This is why the web interface is never faster than a native interface. In addition, we are not so sure if the virtual cursor is on, or the PC cursor, so it involves more attention also.
 
A common use of Skype 7 and Skype 8 I guess that it is not so different, although for the moment Skype 8 still has some big disadvantages like missing the split view and no global hotkeys, but re-learning the new interface and developing the memory muscle to be able to use it without listening to all messages read by the screen readers might take again a few months at least. Plus supplemental efforts. OK, but I guess there should be some advantages for supplemental efforts. I haven't found them in the articles that praise Skype 8.
 
I don't say that the new version is worse or better for everybody , because everyone has their own style of working and requirements. I just said that I couldn't find any improvement that matters for me, just like other people that say that they like it for whatever reasons.
 
So Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 for me, just like Windows 7 was and will ever be worse than Windows XP for me.
If after many years of learning and changing the style of working the result is that the new product decreases the productivity, than it is clearly a worse and less accessible product. It is not just the fact that on short term it involves some efforts.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




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

Sarah k Alawami
 

If ther is I don't know it yet. But I always just tab to the tabs (no pun intended) then right arrow from there. I can also I think pull up the item chooser if I really want to go quicker.

Take care and be blessed.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 15:10, Shaun Oliver wrote:

actually Sarah, if you want to get to the conversations list, press alt+1, and you're there. A command and functionality for those of you that are making unnecessary noise about the incompatibility and usability of Skype 8 that has carried over from older versions. At least, that's the command on Windows, I am unsure as to whether there is the same on the mac, however, it doesn't bother me over much.



On 29/09/2018 06:54, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Te interface is quite predictable. I use it every day and just use my web keys. The chat thing is always tab 1 etc. It really is a breeze to use.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:53, Octavian Rasnita wrote:


Yes, this is true. I would like to test it, but Microsoft doesn't assure me that if I won't like it I will be able to just close it and continue to use Skype 7 while it is still available.
 
The web interface is worse in my opinion because it require more attention and it can't be used blindly without waiting for the screen reader to read what it should read. This is because the commands are not so sure, the interface is not so predictable, it is more flexible and new things can appear and we might push wrong buttons if for example we tab 3 times fast then press enter without waiting for JAWS to read what's on the screen.
 
This is why the web interface is never faster than a native interface. In addition, we are not so sure if the virtual cursor is on, or the PC cursor, so it involves more attention also.
 
A common use of Skype 7 and Skype 8 I guess that it is not so different, although for the moment Skype 8 still has some big disadvantages like missing the split view and no global hotkeys, but re-learning the new interface and developing the memory muscle to be able to use it without listening to all messages read by the screen readers might take again a few months at least. Plus supplemental efforts. OK, but I guess there should be some advantages for supplemental efforts. I haven't found them in the articles that praise Skype 8.
 
I don't say that the new version is worse or better for everybody , because everyone has their own style of working and requirements. I just said that I couldn't find any improvement that matters for me, just like other people that say that they like it for whatever reasons.
 
So Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 for me, just like Windows 7 was and will ever be worse than Windows XP for me.
If after many years of learning and changing the style of working the result is that the new product decreases the productivity, than it is clearly a worse and less accessible product. It is not just the fact that on short term it involves some efforts.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




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

Shaun Oliver
 

that's pretty much how I do it.



On 29/09/2018 08:24, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

If ther is I don't know it yet. But I always just tab to the tabs (no pun intended) then right arrow from there. I can also I think pull up the item chooser if I really want to go quicker.

Take care and be blessed.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 15:10, Shaun Oliver wrote:

actually Sarah, if you want to get to the conversations list, press alt+1, and you're there. A command and functionality for those of you that are making unnecessary noise about the incompatibility and usability of Skype 8 that has carried over from older versions. At least, that's the command on Windows, I am unsure as to whether there is the same on the mac, however, it doesn't bother me over much.



On 29/09/2018 06:54, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Te interface is quite predictable. I use it every day and just use my web keys. The chat thing is always tab 1 etc. It really is a breeze to use.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:53, Octavian Rasnita wrote:


Yes, this is true. I would like to test it, but Microsoft doesn't assure me that if I won't like it I will be able to just close it and continue to use Skype 7 while it is still available.
 
The web interface is worse in my opinion because it require more attention and it can't be used blindly without waiting for the screen reader to read what it should read. This is because the commands are not so sure, the interface is not so predictable, it is more flexible and new things can appear and we might push wrong buttons if for example we tab 3 times fast then press enter without waiting for JAWS to read what's on the screen.
 
This is why the web interface is never faster than a native interface. In addition, we are not so sure if the virtual cursor is on, or the PC cursor, so it involves more attention also.
 
A common use of Skype 7 and Skype 8 I guess that it is not so different, although for the moment Skype 8 still has some big disadvantages like missing the split view and no global hotkeys, but re-learning the new interface and developing the memory muscle to be able to use it without listening to all messages read by the screen readers might take again a few months at least. Plus supplemental efforts. OK, but I guess there should be some advantages for supplemental efforts. I haven't found them in the articles that praise Skype 8.
 
I don't say that the new version is worse or better for everybody , because everyone has their own style of working and requirements. I just said that I couldn't find any improvement that matters for me, just like other people that say that they like it for whatever reasons.
 
So Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 for me, just like Windows 7 was and will ever be worse than Windows XP for me.
If after many years of learning and changing the style of working the result is that the new product decreases the productivity, than it is clearly a worse and less accessible product. It is not just the fact that on short term it involves some efforts.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.





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

Steve Matzura
 

My complaints about Skype 8 have  absolutely nothing to do with  a ccessibility. Rather, they are all about lost functionality and capabilities. My biggest complaint is the loss of the ability to add new incoming parties to a Skype call. In Skype 7, this was a piece of cake as long as the caller was in the receiver's contact list, or the receiver allowed anyone to call them. Microsoft verified yesterday that in Skype 8 this capability does not exists.


On 9/28/2018 1:39 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




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

Sarah k Alawami
 

Wait, I thought that there was a plus button. IN fact we did this just last week on our skypes. Ther was an add button when in the call. We clicked it and the person got added. This was using skype 8.3 I think.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:09, Steve Matzura wrote:

My complaints about Skype 8 have  absolutely nothing to do with  a ccessibility. Rather, they are all about lost functionality and capabilities. My biggest complaint is the loss of the ability to add new incoming parties to a Skype call. In Skype 7, this was a piece of cake as long as the caller was in the receiver's contact list, or the receiver allowed anyone to call them. Microsoft verified yesterday that in Skype 8 this capability does not exists.


On 9/28/2018 1:39 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




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

inam din
 

Dear, at the moment we are using Skype 8.31.0.92.

Skype support told me that there is a plus button but at least for me I cannot see that plus button.

I have requested to Doug Lee to look at it and revise His JAWS script so He can bring that plus button into His script.

Last time when He revised His script, it was Skype 8.28!

I have requested Him via this mailing list!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice!

You can contact me via gmail:

Inamuddin09@...

Outlook:

Inam092@...

Yahoo:

Inamuddin2010@...

AOL:

Charlsdarwin1969@...

Talk with me on Skype:

Charlsdarwin1

Follow me on my twitter ID:

www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell no.:

+92-334-3348409                                             

 

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 6:41:18 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

Wait, I thought that there was a plus button. IN fact we did this just last week on our skypes. Ther was an add button when in the call. We clicked it and the person got added. This was using skype 8.3 I think.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:09, Steve Matzura wrote:

My complaints about Skype 8 have  absolutely nothing to do with  a ccessibility. Rather, they are all about lost functionality and capabilities. My biggest complaint is the loss of the ability to add new incoming parties to a Skype call. In Skype 7, this was a piece of cake as long as the caller was in the receiver's contact list, or the receiver allowed anyone to call them. Microsoft verified yesterday that in Skype 8 this capability does not exists.


On 9/28/2018 1:39 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

From the skype forums This is VIP

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/more-info-on-the-update-to-skype-version-8/9cbb5e0d-9305-44f1-8c2a-1e73a7646ef0

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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.




skype 8

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi, beta testing jaws 2019 and find skype 8 fine with jaws and able to get to the conversation list and the update process and able to use left and right arrow for the tabs and as part of a student group, find it accessible and can use the web keys for jaws. Find it better then skype 7.


Virus-free. www.avast.com

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

Steve Matzura
 

 Please oh please tell me more about this. I could not find that plus button, and more importantly, NEITHER COULD MICROSOFT!


On 9/28/2018 9:41 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Wait, I thought that there was a plus button. IN fact we did this just last week on our skypes. Ther was an add button when in the call. We clicked it and the person got added. This was using skype 8.3 I think.

On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:09, Steve Matzura wrote:

My complaints about Skype 8 have  absolutely nothing to do with  a ccessibility. Rather, they are all about lost functionality and capabilities. My biggest complaint is the loss of the ability to add new incoming parties to a Skype call. In Skype 7, this was a piece of cake as long as the caller was in the receiver's contact list, or the receiver allowed anyone to call them. Microsoft verified yesterday that in Skype 8 this capability does not exists.


On 9/28/2018 1:39 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually all of them are advantages. I don't like when people, and I've heard this on twitter, not this list, say that skype 8 is inaccessible because it's too hard to use. Not enough people are giving this a chance in my humble opinion. I've ben sing it since prabably October off and on and it has come a long long way. It is faster than 7, easier than 7, and yeah, just works.

We'll see what happens eh?

On 27 Sep 2018, at 23:01, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

I agree. I haven't heard about any real improvement *for the blind*, but I heard just about disadvantages.
 
For me the biggest disadvantage is the web interface, and this won't be changed for sure.
 
I have read about the "split view" in the to do list of features, and this is something good if it refers to the possibility of distinct windows for different chats.
Too bad that it was listed as the last to do feature.
 
I also read something about hotkeys, and this might be also something good if they will provide global hotkeys for accessing Skype from other applications, at least for answering a call.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

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 Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM
To: Skype English List
Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community
 

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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 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest info.

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 quickly.

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 https://www.skype.com/upgrade-skype/.
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 improvements
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 contacts
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 backlogs.

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 reported.

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 app.

UserVoice 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 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype
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 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.