Microsoft has picked up Skype slightly more than two and a half years ago for quite a hefty sum, but it does seem as though they have not been the fastest off the blocks to take over the app. While Skype was integrated into both the Windows and Windows Phone platforms in a relatively speedy manner, the software giant has not been that fast in pushing it out to all Microsoft account options. Again, the all new Skype update for Windows Phone has done away with your previous Skype login. Meaning, you will now be required to have a Microsoft account in order to login.
This new update will come with additional improvements, where among them include the ability to see just when someone is typing a message to you, in addition to the standard issue improvements and bug fixes. The biggest change would be the login, and in the change log, Microsoft also intends to streamline the entire login process, so those who sign up for Skype for the first time will be required to make use of their Microsoft account, too. As for security purposes, there is an option for two-step authentication. It remains to be seen whether the similar change will be arriving on Android and iOS platforms, but we will have to wait and see. [Press Release]