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Microsoft merges Skype with Outlook in several countries

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    Microsoft merges Skype with Outlook in several countries


    Microsoft has integrated its two biggest communications services: Skype and Outlook.

    The tech giant announced Monday that Skype is now available for all Outlook customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Canada, and Brazil. What this means is that people can use the video calling and messaging service directly from their e-mail. Microsoft first announced it would begin rolling out this feature in April.

    "E-mail is an important and personal tool for most people, but there are moments when you want to be able to speak live or chat face-to-face," Outlook group product manager Dawn Martynuik wrote in a blog post. "In a recent Ipsos Public Affairs poll 76 percent of people say that their e-mail conversations frequently or occasionally result in a follow-up phone or video call, or other means of communication. Those moments are perfect for Skype and now, face-to-face connection right from your inbox is just a click away."
    Read more at: Microsoft merges Skype with Outlook in several countries | Microsoft - CNET News

    See also: Outlook Blog - Skype is now available for all Outlook.com customers in North America

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    You got to be kidding Microsoft ! This is stupid and ridiculous
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    That's bad, I don't want to use skype with outlook..
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    It's just a case of , don't use it if you don't want to....as long as it doesn't break anything , I really don't see the problem with giving the 'average' user the option...
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    Yep, I cant see any reason for outrage at adding extra features to a product, if you don't want then simply don't use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Yep, I cant see any reason for outrage at adding extra features to a product, if you don't want then simply don't use them.
    Totally agree
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    It's not Skype with Outlook. It's Skype with Outlook.com, which is just Hotmail with a different domain name.

    You don't have to use it if you don't want to. But Microosft has had Messenger built into Hotmail/Outlook.com for years.. since they decided to dump Messenger for Skype, they're just replacing the functionality with the Skype version.

    BTW, Skype is a much better choice for IM anyways, since it uses HTTP as a transport rather than random ports, thus it's not blocked by most company firewalls.
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Microsoft merges Skype with Outlook in several countries
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