Microsoft is giving users of its OneDrive cloud storage service and its suite of Office Online app a new way to collaborate with others. Both online services now have support for launching and reciving chats and calls via Skype.

Office Online Skype

In a blog post, Microsoft offered the advantages of having Skype support while using OneDrive and Office Online with others:

"This creates a natural, collaborative experience where you can co-edit a document right alongside a chat so that the chat is in context of the topic being discussed. Best of all, this chat history stays connected to the document the next time you open it to help you pick right up where you left off."

Microsoft previously added Skype support to its web-based email service.