Thanks to a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes coming to Outlook.com webmail, users won't see much difference between the two products.
A new user interface will make Skype for Business look and feel more like the consumer version of the video-calling software.
The new version of the popular chat software aims to let you connect with co-workers and contacts outside your company.
Looking beyond traditional software makers, Microsoft will make a dedicated push to recruit students, startups and "developers not currently supporting our platforms."
Microsoft's mission to connect its consumer and business communications services is running later than many expected, according to the latest Lync road map.
Microsoft is aiming for the second half of next year to release both its next-generation Office client and server applications.
From smartphones, to headsets, headphones, and laptops, bonding all your Bluetooth devices into one useful personal network is not only possible but a great idea too.
Free versions of Microsoft's note-taking and organizational application are available for immediate download for Mac and desktop Windows.
Microsoft is looking to head off note-taking rival Evernote by introducing a free, full-fledged version of OneNote for Mac users.
All users will now have the option of using a second layer of log-in verification to reduce vulnerability to online identity theft.