Microsoft Office and Outlook Online adds Skype voice, video integration

Microsoft has announced that it is planning Skype integration directly into Office Online and Outlook.com which will allow the users to communicate by voice and video with their contacts while working on a document.

ANI| Updated: Oct 31, 2015, 23:38 PM IST
Microsoft Office and Outlook Online adds Skype voice, video integration

Amsterdam: Microsoft has announced that it is planning Skype integration directly into Office Online and Outlook.com which will allow the users to communicate by voice and video with their contacts while working on a document.

According to The Next Web, this will make it easier to communicate when actively making modifications to a file. But, if the users do choose to use messages, then Skype will connect their message history to the document, so the users can pick up from where they left off last time they opened a document.

In addition, Microsoft is making it easier to access its Web Office Suite with the help of a new Chrome extension for Office which now allows the users to open a variety of Office documents right within Chrome, whether they are stored in OneDrive or their computer.

The improved Skype integration has been released on Office Online and Outlook.com in the US and other regions are coming soon.