Skype Professional Account Preview app now available, but you can't log in just yet

In November, Microsoft announced Skype Professional Account, a service intended to help business owners with a number of tools to help them connect with clients, schedule appointments, and more. At the time, Microsoft said a desktop app would be "coming soon" for businesses interested in signing up to test the service as part of a closed preview. Now, while the service is still closed to those without an access code, the folks at Windows United have managed to dig up a download link for Skype Professional Account Preview.

When it launches in full, Skype Professional Account will allow business owners and instructors to book meetings with clients, accept payments, and keep notes, all from within the app. As you'd expect, the service will support calls as well. Skype professional accounts will also include enhanced profile pages that include a dedicated website with details like business hours and offerings.

Skype Professional Account Preview

The target user base, Microsoft explains, is business owners who may provide services like tutoring or music lessons over Skype. Those looking for such services will also be able to search for businesses from within Skype.

The preview app is pretty useless right now if you haven't been invited to test it. However, business owners who are interested in giving it a shot can still sign up for a shot at testing it while it's in preview at the Skype Professional Account page.

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