Users in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany and Brazil can nowmake Skype voice or video calls through Outlook.com.
The link between the two products lets Outlook.com users do Skype video chats, audio calling and instant messaging.
or everyone else? “For those of you outside those countries, we’re still working hard to ensure this is available worldwide in the near future,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
"E-mail is an important and personal tool for most people, but there are moments when you want to be able to speak live or chat face-to-face," Outlook group product manager Dawn Martynuik wrote.
As we reported earlier this week Windows 8.1 will come with Skype built-in when it's released later this year.