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Microsoft incorporates Skype with Office Online

Microsoft has announced its plans of explaining several improvements to its Office apps on Windows, Android, the Chrome browser, and more, and one among the features include integrating Skype into Office Online, allowing users to communicate via voice, video chats  in the Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and OneNote Online documents.

Microsoft shouted out to all its Office
users that the integration of Skype into Office will let the users view and chat with Skype contacts right from within their file, so that the team can collaborate better. Also, the Skype’s chat history is connected to the document.

New Chrome browser extensions is also launched by Microsoft, and with just a click on Chrome toolbar, users can quickly access or create new Office documents. This extension will let you access and launch files on the OneDrive and OneDrive for Business and docs on your PC. “Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Sway Online without needing Office installed,” read the message on the Chrome Web Store.

Microsoft in the previous month has announced Skype for Business (previously Lync) into Office 2016 on the Windows desktop, and now the new Skype integration plans is its continuation rollout which sees sees Microsoft bundling its flagship communications app into its Office suite. Microsoft’s other additional updates to Office Online include the a navigation pane for large documents.

The new feature will be available worldwide to anyone with a Microsoft account from November, which is just few more days away and we need not wait for long. “The integration creates a natural, collaborative experience in which you can co-author and have a conversation using instant messaging or video calling right from within a document,” read the announcement.

Besides the significant updates, Microsoft has announced few other minor updates which also includes the release of 40 percent smaller version of the Office for Android app with Android M support for Enterprise, and the updates to the Visual Basic Editor for Office 2016 on Mac.

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