Skype video calling launches for Outlook.com, available in UK today and US in ‘coming weeks’

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When Microsoft first unveiled its Outlook.com webmail service in July, the software maker promised Skype video calling from the web. While Outlook.com has seen a number of updates over the months, including a calendar UI refresh, Skype integration has been missing in action. Fortunately, that’s changing this week. Microsoft is announcing that Outlook.com will now support Skype video calling.

The roll out will start in the UK today, followed by US and Germany availability in the “coming weeks,” and worldwide support by the summer. The integration works by first installing a browser plugin that interfaces with Skype and Outlook.com. The plugin supports the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox, and Skype users…

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