Michael Przytula, Managing Director Global UC Services at Dell, reports out of World Wide Partner Conference 2013 that “Skype to become a full featured client for Lync meetings”. At this time no timeline has been communicated.
This is not a entirely surprising move considering that Skype has become a multi-protocol client that already connects into Facebook and what used to be the Live Messenger network along with Skype already. (below is a slide from my presentation on Skype evolution)
While this may not be surprising from a technical standpoint, it certainly is an interesting merging of Enterprise and Consumer needs in one client.
I’ve been following Skype lately and below are some other Lync <-> Skype articles you might have interest in:
- How Do I Enable Lync <-> Skype Federation from Skype Side? Click Here
- How Does Lync <-> Skype Federation Work Under the Hood? Click Here
- How Much Will Lync <-> Skype Federation Cost? Click Here
- What is the Difference Between Lync and Skype? Click Here
- Nov 2012: Lync <-> Skype IM/P Has Started Working: Click Here
- Feb 2013: Lync <-> Skype Voice Has Started Working for Some: Click Here