Software Drivers


Skype 4.1 Update Tip

Skype released version 4.1 for Windows today however they forgot to update their servers & download links.

All Skype website download links for version 4.1 only download version 4.0.

Best to wait until Skype gets this sorted out.

Update: Skype download links for 4.1 are A-OK now.

Screensharing is the best new feature.

Skype 4.1 MIA

Polycom released new Beta software today for the Polycom C100S. If you use Vista, Skype and a Polycom C100S you will want to upgrade. Note: After installation you need to tell Windows Defender to allow this new software. This is not noted in the installation instructions. See screencast installation tip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwpfrnd4W0

Polycom C100S Beta 2.9.1

Call your Gmail & Facebook contacts direct via Skype. With the Skype toolbar for Firefox or Internet Explorer installed you can call telephone numbers or Skype contacts who have their web presence enabled from any web page. Skype shows your availability status to others on-line. This allows you to call your Gmail contacts and Facebook contacts direct with Skype.

Facebook & Gmail Skype Presence Examples

Call your Twitter Followers direct via Skype. With the Skype toolbar for Firefox or Internet Explorer installed you can call telephone numbers or Skype contacts who have their web presence enabled from any web page. Skype shows your availability status to others on-line. This allows you to call your Twitter Followers direct with Skype.

Skype Twitter Presense 10-06-2009 7-59-47 PM

Does Ray Does Use Vista?

Ray Ozzie the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft uses a Polycom C100S hands free communicator for Skype.

This has best hands free audio for Skype I have used. Perhaps Ray does not use Vista. Unfortunately Polycom has never bothered to update their drivers for Vista.

What a shame. I need to call Oprah, she understands Skype.