And another launch! The latest from Redmond is that the Skype for Outlook.com feature is now available worldwide for all users of the cloud based email platform.
This follows the official launch of OneDrive for Business earlier in the day.
Microsoft first introduced the feature for select users back in April last year, and it allows users to chat with friends and Skype contacts straight from their inbox anytime and every time — without the need of downloading and installing the VoIP client.
A small browser plugin is, however, required.
Along with the launch announcement, the company also announced a new set of improvements for this feature, including the much awaited HD video calling for PC users. Both users need high definition displays, webcams and high speed broadband access for this to function, obviously:
“We know that face to face conversation brings people closer together, and we are excited to make richer and more engaging connections possible.”
Redmond also claims that all previously reported bugs and issues that were reported in the plugin are now part of history, as it has managed to address all the problems.
Both Outlook.com and Skype are the cornerstones of Microsoft’s long term strategy, and this fusion of features should come in handy for users of the services — no matter the platform they are on, as both Windows and Mac OS X are supported.