Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World's Leading Internet Communications Platform

Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World's Leading Internet Communications Platform

by James Courtney

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Overview

Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World's Leading Internet Communications Platform by James Courtney

Experience Skype to the Max shows you how to make the most of Skype's full range of features on any device. Discover tips and tricks for saving time, saving money, and fostering better communication at work or in your personal projects.

Go beyond simple voice calling and discover Skype as a multimedia cross-platform collaboration tool, wherever you are in the world. Learn how to connect to Skype from your devices whether in the home office, on the road, roaming on your mobile or over Wi-Fi. Discover the best ways to call or message landlines and mobile phones at minimum cost, and how to manage your account and payments, depending on your needs.

As a regular Skype user, you’ll also benefit from insider tips on choosing hardware and peripherals, integrating your Skype usage with other platforms such as Office and Outlook.com, and preparing for the next developments in internet-based communications.

As work and home lives become increasingly intertwined, this book is your essential guide to building and sustaining your important relationships on one reliable platform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484206577
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,283,443
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jim Courtney has over thirty years of sales, marketing and business development management and consulting experience in the high technology market space. From operating an IBM 7090/94 at a university computer center to using his iPhone 5 and BlackBerry z30 today, Jim brings a unique perspective on the evolution of various technologies, including the evolution of real-time communications over the Internet since 1995. Formerly associate editor of Skype Journal, he has been editor and publisher of Voice On The Web since early 2009, covering IP-based communications, including Skype as well as the transition to a mobile world through smartphones and tablets.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: People Like to Talk!

Chapter 2: Connecting to Skype at Home and Abroad

Chapter 3: Enriching Conversations with Skype

Chapter 4: Using Skype in Business: Use Cases

Chapter 5: Using Skype on the Desktop

Chapter 6: Using Skype on Mobile Devices

Chapter 7: Calling and Messaging Landlines and Mobile Phones

Chapter 8: Skype Chat: A Virtual Water Fountain

Chapter 9: Managing Your Skype Account and Subscriptions

Chapter 10: Hardware Considerations: PCs, Mobiles and Peripherals

Chapter 11: Building Geographically Dispersed Teams Over Skype

Chapter 12: Skype on Office 365, Outlook.com and Lync

Chapter 13: The Way Ahead

Appendix: Glossary

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