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Starting today Microsoft will be releasing a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com. With this Skype will be in your inbox which will bring voice and messaging service to Outlook mail system.
Currently service is introduced only to UK users and US and Germany in the following week. And very soon it will be available worldwide, according to Microsoft.
To use Skype within Outlook.com, user requires one time install of plugin for browser which is available for most of the recent and popular browser. Once installed connect Skype to Outlook.com using Microsoft account and Merge the account.
Microsoft has also provided the video which says Call is often preferable to email.
Two step verification is one of the most important security features for all the online services. Most of the company has accepted the two step verification and Microsoft was really lagging in that. Finally Microsoft have started adding this feature for most of the accounts (Some user might see it coming days).
Below are the steps to enable this feature.
Login in to your Microsoft Account and click on Account Settings as shown below.
From the left sidebar select Security Info and Select Set up two-step verification.
It will ask for Authenticator method. User can select Authenticator App, Phone number or the alternate email address. Other than Authenticator app, User will be mailed the verification code which user should enter in the field. And once added two step verification is done.
Personally I am a big fan of SkyDrive and so I track every new releases of SkyDrive on any platform. SkyDrive is available in almost all of the major platforms and with today’s 3.0 version released it will start supporting iPhone 5 and iPad Mini and also includes plenty of new features, including support for full resolution photo downloads and completely revamped user interface.
Personally I loved the new version of SkyDrive and there are some drastic performance improvement and particularly marquee feature introduces some awesome photo management features. All I can say is its worth downloading the new update and particularly I loved full resolution photo download feature.
Download SkyDrive for iPad and iPhone.
Starting today Microsoft is going to roll out Windows 7 SP1 automatically on Windows update. Automatic update to SP1 is for those users who haven’t installed SP1. Windows 7 SP1 was previously available but required user intervention. From today, installation will be automatic with no action required. To ensure Service Pack 1 is installed properly please check for sufficient disk space and that AC power is present on a laptop. If users faces any issues installing Service Pack 1 than please visit this support page on Windows.com or our Microsoft Community forum for Windows 7. For further details you can read the Windows blog.
Lync 2013 App for Windows Phone 8 is now available for download and the client for Apple’s iPad and iPhone will be available later this week, according to Microsoft’s Lync team blog.
As per the demonstration which was done last month at San Diego by Microsoft ‘s Lync conference, all of the new Lync 2013 mobile clients comes with simultaneous voice and video capabilities. Demos included Lync client for Windows Phone 8, iPad, iPhone and Android, showing how simultaneous voice and video worked much the same across the different device.
With the new updated feature in Windows Phone 8 Lync app, user can now see the user availability real time and also users can now connect via email, instant messaging, voice or video and can also connect to meetings easily with single touch. You can download the new app from Windows Store.