On May 29, Microsoft made available the first phase of its promised integration between its Lync and Skype communications services.

As of today, according to Microsoft, users of the two services can now:

  • Add Skype contacts to Lync and vice-versa, enabling presence sharing
  • Initiate audio calling and instant messaging between Lync and Skype

Video connectivity between Skype and Lync isn't coming until mid-2014 or so, officials have said.

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