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Microsoft Clearly Communicates Vision For Skype And Lync

Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 questions have remained about just how the Internet communications service would fit into the software giant's strategy. In recent months that vision has become clearer and this week Microsoft unveiled new linkages between Skype and the company's Lync communications software. Microsoft is positioning Skype for the consumer market and Lync for business communications. At the company's first Lync partner conference in San Diego this week Microsoft execs detailed plans to develop connections between Skype and Lync, including video integration between the two, to create a common communications platform.