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      Skype Metro RTM release available feature list - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkPad, Idea Tablet, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre


      Skype Metro RTM release is a limited feature version.  This is designed by Skype to not provide more features in the RTM version.  However, the user could upgrade to the GA version which will provide more functions as Skype commits.

      Affected configurations

      The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

      • ThinkCentre
      • ThinkStation
      • ThinkPad
      • Idea Tablet
      • IdeaPad
      • IdeaCentre

      The system is configured with:

      • Skype Metro


      Applies To:

      • Microsoft Windows 8

      Additional Information:

      Available features in RTM version

      FORM FACTORS Landscape
      LOGIN Skype ID
      Login only
      AUDIO 1:1
      Partial group participation
      VIDEO 1:1
      CHAT 1:1
      Partial group participation
      SMS 1:1
      1 way
      VIEWS Hub view:
      -    Recent
      -    Favorites
      -    Suggestions
      All history view
      All people view
      Conversation view:
      -    Chatting
      -    Calling
      -    Favoriting
      -    PSTN calling
      -    Credit and subscription info
      -    Recent calls
      Me panel:
      -    Edit mood
      -    Edit presence
      -    Link to account
      NAVIGATION - Conversation switcher to quickly switch between chats
      - In app call notifications for incoming and active calls

      Additional features will be provided in a future GA version:

      App Basics:

      • ARM
      • Accessibility

      Microsoft Integration:

      • Microsoft account
      • Messenger chat
      • Snap support
      • Semantic zoom
      • Start live tile
      • Windows notifications

      Skype Basics:

      • Add a contact
      • Emergency calling
      • Group chat and audio
      • Settings
      • Mic/audio settings (which to use)
      • Dynamically switch back/front cameras
      • Advertising

      Skype will use a forced upgrade to provide a GA version to end users.


      The current limited feature version is by Skype design.


      The user can utilize the online upgrade to get the GA version.


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      • Alias ID: SF12-D0197
      • Document ID: HT075086
      • Last Updated :25 Sep 2014
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