So in light of the Skype acquisition by Microsoft, it’s time to ask the question – will Skype be integrated into Windows 8?

The possibilities start to look really exciting when you put the various pieces together.

First – Windows 8 may use a Kinect or Kinect 2 for facial recognition..

Then – Windows 8 may support 3d monitors

Then – Windows 8 may have Skype built in

The ability to use Skype seamlessly within applications and within the Operating System would be a powerful one two punch for Microsoft.

It would reinforce Windows 8 as the premium Operating System and definitely leave Google Chrome OS behind.

What do you guys think?

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • xinu

    It would certainly be nice to have skype integrated into windows, i think this would give it a competetive edge over osx as well.

  • Norma51

    When will Microsoft 8 be out for home users?

  • amiel

    and what about microsoft’s live messenger, will it be abandoned?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Hard to tell. Thats what makes this either a Genius move or a really expensive and stupid move – the execution.

  • Azir Zuroc

    it would be a good move if they can get around anti-trust laws, once that step is completed, then the application would cost microsoft a lead as a premium system again and would pack a powerful punch with their software such as Windows Live Messenger, the new webcam application, business software, and probably use the software to log users on/off of their computers