Bring back the Skype integration
The Skype ias apparently gone from Outlook.com beta, as the Skype button near the Settings cog icon is nowhere to be found. I think many users didn't like the integration (there was no way to completely disable it) but it still was a nice feature for Skype users.
Update January 2018:
Skype is back! :)
More improvements to the Skype integration will come in the future, but for now, please enjoy the upgraded Skype chat experience!
P.S.: If you wish to mute notifications, you can do so in the Settings panel under General > Skype > Notifications.
Skype is not coming please make sure it will come and add all the functionalites of Outlook app so that all people can use outlook interface and funtionalites
Skype is not integrated in this beta version
Outlook beta is really good; I really appreciate it :) I just didnt see the skype tab on the rightmost top.
Francesco Rasano commented
Put the Skype button where it was
My IM disappeared in the beta version. Not sure how to turn on hence I dont prefer to use it for now.
add a chat system
skype is not here...bring it back
Edit Zsuravszka commented
Please bring back the Skype integration. As it seems like it has been disabled or complicated to reach. I would suggest to enable this option in beta too.
I am a Linux user and there's no way i can configure Skype for Business on my laptop. The only way I can access the chat-box is through Outlook webmail. Kindly, integrate it back again. It'd be awesome if you bring the similar chat-box on Yammer and we should have a option to disable the chat too.
Apart from that, love the UI, love the Office suite integrated too.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE SKYPE, THE BETTER ONE.
Marlinmani Simson commented
Please bring back Skype integration via mail
Where is skype for business chat ???
I would add that the Skype integration should come back *but* you should have the option of turning it off completely if you don't want your Skype account in Outlook.com.
paul le'dain commented
How comes skype can't be enabled under the outlook email?
It's a terrible idea... Keep Skype separate from outlook.com .
I liked the layout of the new beta, however I would like the skype back.
Wagner Dias commented
Não gostei. Acho que a versão anterior que permitia o acesos ao skype na mesma tela era muito mais prática. Não quero ter várias janelas para usar os mesmos serviços que usava apenas em uma.
Robert Tait commented
Not sure why Microsoft doesn't make a compromise, include Skype integration in the latest builds, but allow us to either unlink your Skype accounts, or just allow us to disable Skype completely via the settings.
I personally found it boon to have Skype present all the time, and set to "online" no matter the number of times I've clicked "invisible"
Also, what happens if we have a different Skype account that we would rather have integrated? There is no functionality for that either.
Outlook and Skype are different ways of reaching out but use similar resources. Why not just integrate them together ?
If you bring it back, have an option to disable it, not all of us have a need or use for this
Renato M commented
É muito chato esse negocio de ficar adcionando contatos automaticos no skype... Além disso a janela de recuperar emails excluidos tambem foi subtraida.... Chato isso tambem... No mais a interface ficou boa