Skype Microsoft Office, Office Online, Skype VoIP and IM

In a bid to help people be more productive, Skype has released its popular calling and messaging application for Office Online Word and Office Online PowerPoint at

According to the official announcement:

Skype for Office Online makes collaborating a breeze. The chat experience is available right next to the document, enabling you to chat in and edit in real-time with other authors. Speed up and simplify document editing with quick Skype group chats instead of long e-mail threads. Keep track of which co-authors are online as well as messages you might have missed.

Speed up and simplify document editing with quick Skype group chats

To get started using the new Word Online functionality, you must first link your Skype account to your Microsoft account. After that, you’ll be able to sign in directly from the website and be able to use Skype to your heart’s content.

Skype is quick to point out that, as always, the team is looking to improve the overall experience, so be sure to provide them with feedback as you use the service.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at