Collaborations are now easier with Skype. Microsoft has recently revealed in a blog post that it will be launching a call recording feature for Skype’s ‘Content Creator’ mode.
The software, which is a staple for many businesses and organizations, is known for its effective, powerful audio and video call features. For businesses that allow or require telecommuting of their employees, this new update will help create a more productive workplace.
The new feature will be available soon. Skype’s ‘Content Creator’ mode targets users like vloggers, streamers, and digital broadcasters to have live streaming calls (via YouTube), podcasts, and recorded videos via the platform. With the ‘Content Creator’ mode, users won’t have to invest in studio equipment because they can easily share their experiences through Skype.
Aside from call recording, users can also import and edit recording with Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition. It also supports third-party applications like Wirecast, Xsplit, and Vmix. With these new features, other screen capture applications won’t be needed as Skype can now provide clean feeds to video call participants with the users’ NBI-enabled software of choice. The update will be available to Windows 10 and Mac users.
In August 2017, Microsoft partnered with PayPal to allow users to send money through Skype. It looks like Microsoft is aggressive when it comes to launching new features for Skype.
Eddie O’Brien is the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann. Before joining Arvato, he worked at Microsoft. For the latest technology and business updates, click here.
Microsoft is undoubtedly one of the biggest tech companies in the world. It’s been just that for several decades now. Almost everyone knows what Microsoft is, and what the brand is all about. Almost every household in the world with technology has something related to Microsoft. And it doesn’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon. However, it started off from very humble beginnings.
Back in the mid-70s, it was Bill Gates and Paul Allen who came up with an interpreter and a simulator, both of which were designed so well that there were no hiccups when they operated together. It was an instant hit when the project was presented to the public in ’75. In fact, a lot of industry experts, technology consultants, and even government officials predicted this interpreter-simulator pair to be the next big thing in the tech industry. A company was built on this invention, and its name was Microsoft. Bill Gates would go on to lead it into the future.
Five years later, another industry leader, IBM, started using Microsoft’s OS in its computers. Microsoft would earn a percentage for every IBM unit sold in the market. That was how it was going to be for the next five years, with both tech giants making a killing in the tech market.
In 1985, Microsoft developed two operating systems, with one for IBM, and the other, it did in secret. The secret OS, which was almost exactly the same as the second one Microsoft handed to IBM, would be made available to everyone. This third OS catapulted Microsoft above all other competitors. The company even surpassed IBM.
This was the start of global domination for Microsoft.
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Microsoft might not have initially ventured into the hardware computing industry where a great deal of key players in the history of this technology created waves with the sophistication, complexity, and reliability of their machines that forever changed the enterprise. But as early as Alan Turing’s time, the conception of the modern computer rested on a set of programmable instructions. The software, inevitably, is an integral (even dominant) part of the development of computing.
Even if Microsoft finally decided to dive head-on with Xbox and Surface, primarily, it is still a company that successfully built its entire business on computer software and services. Here are three of the foremost products that revolutionized our experience with computers:
This ingeniously simple and “basic” product might not ring a bell with the garden-variety user, but it was one of the simplest programming languages with efficient graphical toolsets that helped any budding developer in the 1990s to create apps for the platform. It democratized programming that was originally reserved for specialists.
Windows 95 was a culmination of Microsoft’s earlier experimentations and attempts to develop a graphical adjunct to MS-DOS. Sure, this one looks terribly old to young ones, but it initiated a lot of things people take for granted now. It liberated users from the cumbersome interface and functions of DOS and introduced them into the more streamlined approach of the GUI (Graphical User Interface). Not only did it feel more natural for non-programmers to interact with menus or icons, but the addition of the iconic “Start” button was an organizational flair that deserves a thumbs up.
Microsoft enhanced the productivity software field with the introduction of Office 365, which bundles together services and software through a subscription model. The product solves a lot of the flexibility and optimization issues of old Office programs. There also seems to be an effort to embrace new trends like file sharing, cloud computing, and multi-platform support.
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