Microsoft announced today, it has added Skype support to Office Online and OneDrive. Skype support is already available on Outlook.com, but Skype is making an effort to make it more competitive with services like Slack.
“Starting today, you can now call and chat with your Skype contacts while in Office Online and OneDrive. This creates a natural, collaborative experience where you can co-edit a document right alongside a chat so that the chat is in context of the topic being discussed. Best of all, this chat history stays connected to the document the next time you open it to help you pick right up where you left off.”
Now, whenever you use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote, you can simultaneously collaborate with someone via Skype instant messaging or video chat. OneDrive offers a similar Skype experience.
After Microsoft explained why it did not buy out Slack, Microsoft is staying focused on expanding the services of Skype to more and more Microsoft products and services.
If you have a comment, suggestion, or problem with your Skype experience, check out the Skype Community.Further reading: Microsoft, Office Online, OneDrive, Skype