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Microsoft releases free backgrounds for Skype and MS Teams

Microsoft releases free backgrounds for Skype and MS Teams

It seems that the Christmas spirit has come to Microsoft, cause the company releases free backgrounds for Skype and MS Teams. They are also selling MS Paint themed sweaters to help non-profit initiatives.

If you are a Microsoft Teams user, you can download a zipped file with fourteen customized background images from Xbox Gear Shop, offering MS Paint screenshots (and four of them with the Windows Ugly Sweater campaign theme).

Those same background images are also available for Skype, although in this case, you won’t need to download it from any website, because all of them are directly accessible from the app: you just need to click on the “More” button inside a video call window and then on “Choose background effect.”

If, in addition to the background images, you have been interested in the ugly Christmas sweaters, you should know that this is the first time that Microsoft has put them on sale from its website: the previous versions, based on the theme of Windows 95 and Windows XP, were sent only to influencers.

Microsoft releases free backgrounds for Skype and MS Teams
Microsoft releases free backgrounds for Skype and MS Teams.

This year’s sweater is based on Paint, it is on sale in the US for $69.99 a copy. Plus, Microsoft will donate to the Girls Who Code initiative if you buy it before December 23.

But that’s not all, within the same promotional website, Microsoft has included Windows 95 in Electron app format (that is, programmed with JavaScript), available for Windows 10, macOS and Linux. And remember that it includes Doom and Netscape Navigator.

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