Microsoft, the company that owns Skype after forking out a rather hefty sum for it (and subsequently bid adieu to their Windows Live Messenger program), has made sure that there is an even greater level of integration between their own software range, and the latest is this – Outlook.com, which was launched last summer, will now allow you to make Skype calls directly from your inbox.
Yes sir, from today onwards, Microsoft began to introduce a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, where both communication experiences are now brought together in a single place. This Skype for Outlook.com preview will start to roll out in the United Kingdom, and will eventually make its way to the United States and Germany in the weeks ahead. In the coming months, however, you will find audio and video calls powered by Skype being opened up to every single Outlook.com inbox. This paves the way for easier and more convenient communication to connect to the people you care about most. This is the way forward – less typing, and more talking, and within its first six months after launch, Outlook.com managed to attract some 60 million new users, which lands it in the category of the “fastest-growing email service” in history.