Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella
Interoperability Strategy

As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends and colleagues, regardless of what devices or services they prefer. This week Microsoft announced that Skype for Outlook.com is now fully available in several countries around the globe, allowing users to seamlessly launch Skype conversations from their Outlook.com accounts.

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Outlook.com is the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google to help bring together relevant content and streamline communications, all from an inbox.

Skype has also made several announcements in recent months that underscore its openness and mobile future across platforms, including last month’s milestone: 100 million installs of Skype for Android. Skype for Linux and Skype for iPhone and iPad have also been welcome additions for open source and iOS users.

Skype for Outlook.com is available now in the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France, Canada, and the United States, with work underway to expand worldwide availability in the near future.

For more on this announcement, please see the Outlook blog.