Outlook for iPhone and iPad adds Skype integration

Microsoft has a new update for its popular Outlook email client for iPhone and iPad users this week. It includes a new way to launch a Skype call from inside a calendar event.

Here's what Microsoft has to say about the new 2.1.3 update:

Innovation is happening in the calendar this week with our latest Skype integration. Make any meeting a Skype call simply by flicking a switch, then access the call when you need to with just a tap. Now when you say "I'm joining the call now", you'll actually mean it. To give it a try, simply turn on the "Skype Meeting" switch when creating or editing an event.

In addition, the Outlook app now has a 3-day view option for the calendar feature that can be accessed by tapping on the view icon in the top-right corner.

John Callaham

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