Skype for Business 2015 Emoticons

Just a quick post to show the dialog for emoticons in Skype for Business 2015:

One thing I really like is that on the bottom left of the screen as you hover over a emoticon it shows what the "Official" name is and then on the bottom right is the key presses that are needed.

I would like to know why the footballer (soccer for the Americans ;-) ) is called "Bartlett" and why the squirrel is "Heidy" :

Update: Bartlett appears to be a tribute to Michael Bartlett, an ex-Skyper:

And Heidy can now be found looking after the Microsoft Real Estate! For bonus points her Google Profile also has a member of the Sciuridae family as a profile picture:

Mystery solved!


  1. Thank you for sharing! The curiosity was killing me! [insert cat smiley]

  2. Reason being is that business people are loaded with eagerness and positive thinking which is required yet in addition one of the attributes that cause us harm.More Help

  3. Have any new Emoticons become available??

  4. Omg...all this over a Squirrel..:)