Skype Me! From Single User to Small Enterprise and Beyond


  • Markus Daehne, Administrator and moderator,

This book is divided into four parts. Part I begins with several chapters on the basics of Skype. Here the reader learns how to install and configure Skype on several platforms including Windows, Max OSX, Linux, and PocketPC. The reader will also learn how to begin making voice over IP calls immediately. Part II deals with the more advanced features of Skype. Here the reader learns how to use Skype on new “Skype Ready” cell phones, use Skype for more advanced, business-oriented tasks such as scheduling and file transfers, as well as using SkypeOut. Part III discusses how to integrate Skype with third party networking, communication, and security devices such as routers, firewalls, and mail servers, as well as using the brand new Skype for Business. Part IV covers the Skype Application Programming Interface, Plug-ins, Add-ons, and third party tools. Here the reader learns to develop and customize their own applications using the new, powerful, Skype API.
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This is the first book published on Skype would be a guide for developers, power users, and early adopters.


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-032-0

Table of Contents

PART 1: SKYPE BASICS1. What is Skype? 2: Installing (Windows, MacOS, Linux, PocketPC) 3: Configuration (Windows, MacOS, Linux, PocketPC) 4: Usage PART II: SKYPE FOR ADVACED USERS 5: Manual Configuration 6: Special Settings 7: Technical Background 8: Future Development 9: Skype goes Mobile Part III: Additional Hardware 10: Hardware Overview 11: General (Primary) Hardware 12: External Hardware 13: Hardware Systems and Converters 14: Special Hardware Drivers PART IV: PLUGINS, ADDONS AND 3rd PARTY TOOLS 15: Overview 16: Answering Machine 17: Camera Add-on 18: Whiteboard Tools 19: Messenger Integration 20: Outlook Integration Appendixes: ERROR DATABASE 21: Error Codes 22: Error FAQ 23: General Problems with Networks