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Microsoft begins integrating Skype into Outlook.com

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2013 17:32 User comments (1)

Microsoft begins integrating Skype into Outlook.com Microsoft has begun integrating Skype into Outlook.com, giving email users the ability to make calls and send instant messages.
The preview of the service has been introduced to UK users, with a German and U.S. rollout coming in the next few weeks.

Over the course of the next few months, Microsoft says the rollout will reach all Outlook.com users across the globe. Skype for Outlook.com will include the ability to make voice calls, video calls and messaging.

Once you sync your Skype account to your Outlook.com account, the site will prompt you to install a plugin for your browser, fully enabling the integration.

Says Microsoft: "Even with the best email service, sometimes text isn't enough. We all face those situations where it's just easier to jump on a call to talk something through. Sometimes that quick call can accomplish more than a long email reply. That's why we are bringing Skype audio and video calling to your Outlook.com inbox."

The company also provided a video of the service:

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11.5.2013 0:02

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Sometimes that quick call can accomplish more than a long email reply. That's why we are bringing Skype audio and video calling to your Outlook.com inbox."

How very generous of them. :D

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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