Skype is perhaps one of the largest communication service on the web, making it possible for internet users to communicate with friends and family through instant messaging and video calls, all at no cost.
Microsoft had earlier made the announcement of bringing Skype to Outlook.com late April, and have now gone ahead to launching the service starting with North America as a first point of call, including United Kingdom according to Outlook blog.
The company also intend to demonstrate the effect of visual communication in sales promotion, especially as it concerns local businesses, by announcing a contest in the United States whereby consumers can submit a recipe with a chance to make a video call with Gail Simmons, the food expert and television personality.
And for every entry, Microsoft will donate $10 to Common Threads, a charity that promotes healthy eating with kids, while entry direct from Outlook.com account attracts $20 donation. If you wish to learn more about the contest and enter, go to: chow.com/outlook.