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Microsoft May Integrate Skype with Lync

February 13, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
Microsoft_Lync_display.jpgFebruary 12, 2012 by Ravi Mandalia via ITProPortal.com -- Microsoft's tactical strategy to link Skype and Lync together vividly implies that the company wants to widen the Office platform.

Lync facilitates both audio and video conferencing while Skype on the other hand can be technically defined as a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which is used by millions of users all over the world.

Microsoft claims that the move is primarily aimed at providing Lync users with a platform whereupon they can easily and effectively communicate with consumers by utilising Skype's IM, video chat and internet telephony services.

"Enabling an enterprise to talk to a consumer via the Lync-Skype integration would be something you'd think we'd be looking at, for sure," said Bill Koefoed, Microsoft's general manager of investor relations, while addressing questions from audience and financial analysts, reports PC World.

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