Microsoft launched its new Skype website today.The new site mentions what all new things are going to be introduced,and how Microsoft will take it to another level.
Microsoft announced that Skype is an entirely new business division within Microsoft. Steve Ballmer said that “Skype is a phenomenal product and brand that is loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world” and that Microsoft “look forward to working with the Skype team to create new ways for people to stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues — anytime, anywhere.”
Skype CEO Tony Bates will assume the title of president of the Skype Division of Microsoft immediately, reporting directly to Ballmer. The Skype division will continue to offer its current products to millions of users globally. Longer term, Skype will also be integrated across an array of Microsoft products to broaden Skype’s reach and accelerate its growth as a fundamental way people communicate online. Skype employees will continue to be located around the world in offices including Estonia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United States.“By bringing together the best of Microsoft and the best of Skype, we are committed to empowering consumers and businesses around the globe to connect in new ways,” Bates said. “Together, we will be able to accelerate Skype’s goal to reach 1 billion users daily,” Bates said.
Microsoft had already promised on making Skype available for its Windows Phone 7 users Mango update and it seems that they will eventually fulfill their promise.However, Microsoft has wasted no time adding Skype to its wide range of products although, if you want to download Skype you will realize that it still directs you to old Skype page.
Checkout the Microsoft Skype Site