Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

Tom Arbuthnot MVP
Tom Arbuthnot MCSM Communications

This site uses cookies

Find this blog useful? Please take a second to share, thanks!

Microsoft Acquires Communication Startup Talko, Plan to Integrate Tech into Skype

Published 21/12/2015 - 0 Comments


Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President Skype announced today that Microsoft has acquired Ray Ozzie’s team communication startup Talko, maker of an innovative mobile app for on-the-go business communications. “As part of the agreement, Talko employees will join the Skype team. Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and capabilities in both Skype and Skype for Business.”

Talko was billed as “a new way for mobile teams to communicate. Talko unifies messaging, calling and conferencing – anytime, anywhere, for the new style of work. It’s designed for your eyes, ears and voice – not just your thumbs”

clip_image002 clip_image004

clip_image006 clip_image008

The Talko service sunsets March 2016, they will be be giving users a way to request an export of all your past Talko conversations – voice, text, and photos – as simple files.

I never personally used Talko, but it’s good to see Microsoft continuing to acquire talent in this space.


Microsoft – Talko comes to Skype

Talko’s now part of Skype

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply:


Weekly Email Update 
of all the key 
Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business News
every Tuesday

No Spam ever, I promise - Tom