Microsoft is making Skype interviews better for multi-person conversations, chats

Microsoft launched its Skype Interviews web-app a while ago to improve interviews for coders and developers, now it’s getting even better in response to user feedback.

Microsoft calls this the next milestone for Skype interviews, with a few useful features being introduced to make for a more robust experience.

Here’s a brief overview of what’s new:

  • Group Interviews: Microsoft is now valuing functionality for multi-person interviews and lifting the limit from two particpants. This is to allow more than one interviewer to assess the same interviewee, or even to observe both the interviewer and the interviewee.
  • Code snapshots: Users can now save code-snapshots to their PCs for post-chat review.
  • Chat interface: Microsoft has added a chat interface to the code editor, so users can now chat and make comments to the candidate being interviewed as if they were in normal Skype, complete with attachment support for files, images and videos.
  • New programming languages: Microsoft has added  PHP, F#, Go, Rust and TypeScript support to Skype interviews, bumping the total number of supported languages to 12 from a previously supported 7.

Microsoft’s blog post has a little more, and you can learn about it here. 

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