Slowly but surely, Skype is becoming more integrated with other Microsoft properties such as Live Messenger, Hotmail, Xbox and Outlook.com.
Skype is slowly getting integrated with the rest of Microsoft's properties.
Microsoft's Skype unit announced on September 13 that it is enabling sign in using Windows Live ID -- now known as Microsoft Account -- in the latest Skype for Windows beta (version 5.11)
. This means by signing in with a Windows Live ID, users will be able to send and receive IMs and see presence ifnormation from those using Live Messenger, Xbox
, Hotmail or Outlook.com.
Microsoft is enabling the same integration via a new Skype 5.11 for Mac beta
, as well.