Skype is one of the worlds popular freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client. Outlook.com is a personal information manager from Microsoft that offers an excellent ad-free email application that gives users more and more privacy.
If you are a regular Skype and Outlook user there is a good news for you. You can make Skype calls from your Outlook.com account,its really easy. If you never heard this here is a small tutorial how to do that.
1. Sign in to your Outlook.com account first
If you dont have an account signup for the account. It takes only a couple of minutes.
2. Click on the messaging Button
After signin click on the messaging button that should be located on the top-right corner of the screen.
3. Click on Skype
Clicking the messaging button, a new panel will appear there you can see the Skype icon.
Skype will ask you to downlaod the plugin. As soon as the download is complete it will take you follow the installation process.
4. Merge your Skype and Outlook accounts
After the installation process it will ask you to merge your Skype and Outlook accounts. This merge simply sign in your Skype account and will let you see Skype contacts in your Outlook account.
Thats it click on start new conversation on the messaging panel of your Outlook. You will be provided the names of the people that you have already on your Skype account. Enjoy Skype from Outlook account.
In earlier only peoples from US and Europe only allowed to integrate Skype with their Outlook account. Later Microsoft expanded to all countries.