SkypeAt Microsoft, told that the Skype software will go down in the standard package of the operating system Windows 8.1, when that will be supplied to the market.

Microsoft itself has bought Skype in 2011, but since then the giant sftverny quite carefully integrate Skype into their products, taking care not to cause any inconvenience. By far one of the most courageous steps for the integration is the introduction of Skype-functions in Outlook. In addition, before it became known that a significant part of the supporting server infrastructure Skype was moved to datacenters Microsoft.

“More than 300 million people now use Skype for work and communication, every day they exchanged small and big events in their lives, using the short messaging, audio and video. In Windows 8.1 Skype software will be included initially, that will make a new Windows-based device the best way to stay in touch, “– said Ryan Gavin, a spokesman for Microsoft.

The Release of the operating system Windows 8.1 will be held on October 18. The latest version of Windows will be at 12 am Oct. 18 at the time of New Zealand, after which it will begin a global tour. Windows 8 users will be able to get Windows 8.1 as a free update for its OS. Windows 8.1 will be distributed as a free update through the Windows Store.

The same day, Microsoft partners will begin delivery of new PCs and laptops with pre-installed Windows 8.1 around the world. Recall that the preview version of Windows 8.1 came in June of this year. The new version of the familiar regained the Start button, received the support of the new equipment, 4K-video, as well as many other innovations.

Along with the PC and laptops, Windows 8.1 will be available including on the internet tablets with x86-processors. Microsoft has softened the system requirements for Windows 8.1, which made it possible to use this operating system and a 7 – or 8-inch tablets.