Skype 6.1 for Windows with Outlook integration makes staying connected even easier

Back in July at the Office Customer Preview event we said that Skype integration with Outlook would be coming as part of the new Office. As of today, we’re happy to share that it has arrived with the release of Skype 6.1 for Windows Desktop.

Users of Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 will see both Skype online status and mood message in the Outlook contact card. From the card, you can start a Skype call or IM session directly from the card without having to exit Outlook. We think Outlook users will love being able to quickly and easily connect to their Skype contacts directly from inside of Outlook and encourage you to download the update today and give it a try. For more information about the rest of today’s release, head over to the Skype Big Blog.