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Make Skype Calls in is the new email service from Microsoft launched last year and now Microsoft has made it even better by launching the preview version of Skype for The best advantage of Skype for is that you can make Skype video and audio calls right from your inbox. Now, with Skype for, you can choose the right medium for your message, whether it is an email, call, video call or instant message — you can connect with your Skype and Messenger friends all in the same place.

To get started with Skype for, you need to download and install a plugin for your browser (available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox). After you download the plugin, simply connect Skype to using your Microsoft account.

Skype for Outlook

Once you have connected with your Skype account, you can make and receive calls in your inbox. You can do voice and video chat without leaving your inbox.

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Customers with an existing Skype account will be asked to link Skype and in a few simple steps. This will also allow you to add all of your Skype contacts to contacts.

To make a call, just click on the Skype audio or video call buttons in your IM conversation. To start a call while reading an email from a friend on, move your mouse over the friend’s picture and click on the Skype audio or video call buttons that appear above his or her contact details.

Skype for preview is beginning to roll out in the United Kingdom and will be made available in the United States and Germany in the coming weeks. In the coming months, audio and video calling powered by Skype will be available in every inbox.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Brian(aka brianzion) Carr

    April 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    so how do you get the plugin?

  2. Brian(aka brianzion) Carr

    April 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    thanks im in the uk i give it a go

  3. Brian(aka brianzion) Carr

    April 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    tried the link but i got this message even though i am signed in
    You are not signed into

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