After Microsoft corp. introduced the new Skype for outlook.com, users of Skype are now in a position to make video and audio calls straight from their inbox. All you have to do is download a browser plug in which is compatible and easily accessible by the new versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox. Then you can use a Microsoft account to connect outlook.com and your Skype. After completely integrating the two, users can easily make calls from an email message. Similarly, calling a contact is very easy since you just need to place the cursor of your mouse over the contacts picture and the call option appears.
This comes with Microsoft’s transition of hotmail to outlook. The integration will first of all be based only for the UK users but with time other outlook users around the world will be using the combined applications.
Microsoft has undeniably put maximum effort in developing Skype and this can be seen in the aforementioned Lync integration and the Windows phone Skype application as well. This outlook integration is quite a huge step since no one could have imagined using Skype on an email portal. It is quite relevant since most people are using both Skype and outlook in their day to day operations be it for business uses or even for personal use.