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Team Foundation Server 2013 Collaboration Provider for Skype Released

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Team Foundation Server 2013 Collaboration Provider for Skype Released

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Team Foundation Server Collaboration Providers

Enable support for 3rd party instant messenger clients on the TFS Power Tools 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013

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 Skype Version 4.0

Release Notes

Tested Skype versions 
- Skype 6.11.0.102

Supported features: 
- sending Instant Messages to team members 
- making calls with team members 
- making video call with team members 
- showing status and avatar of team members in team member hub (Team Explorer)

Limitations: 
- support for group chats/calls was removed in 2012/2013 power tools release

Know issues / Issues / FAQ 
For other issues / common questions consider http://tfscollab.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Skype%20Provider%20V3

Supported Power Tools Version 
TFS Power Tools 2013

Cool tool, with source, that shows how you can extended Team Explorer, adding communication providers. That said, given the upcoming Skype COM'pocalypse I have to wonder at the long term viability of this...

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