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    Skype Preview and Regular Skype

    I purchased a new Surface Book (i7) and installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on it. I've noticed it gave me a program called "Skype Preview". With that program, do I still need to install the "regular" Skype program, or does "Skype Preview" do everything the "regular" Skype program does?

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    You do not need to install the legacy Skype program. The Skype preview is a UWP (Universal Windows Program). It does all the normal stuff Skype users do. It may be a little rough around the edges since it is new and a preview.
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    Great! Thanks for the info! Much appreciated!
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    I have discovered the Skype Preview is more than "slightly rough around the edges", thanks to my Win10 Mobile phone. Preview does not access the contact lists from multiple accounts at the same time, for instance a pre-Microsoft Skype account that I happen to have and my Microsoft Account. So you should not be surprised that your "presence" label in the Preview is completely different from that in the "classic" desktop Skype. I thought I had to add my contact list fresh on the Preview, when one of my test contacts messaged me asking who I was!
    Last edited by AtraEquus; 2016-11-15 at 15:04.

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    ...one of my test contacts massaged me asking who I was!
    If your test contacts will give you a massage without even knowing you, you are most persuasive. Most persuasive indeed! May I inquire as to your technique?


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    *facepalms* Oey, sorry about that...I meant "messaged". *grumbles about being dyslexic at inopportune moments*

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