Microsoft launches Skype for Outlook globally

The ceaseless ringing has finally come to an end.

Microsoft today made its Skype for Outlook.com plug-in available worldwide, adding HD video calling for PC users and fixing an irritating glitch that caused calls to continue to ring after recipients had picked them up.

This issue affected folks using the Outlook web version alongside the Skype desktop application. People complained the Outlook version would continue to ring after they picked up a call with the desktop client.

“We’re happy to share that in the new version now available we’ve resolved this issue,” wrote Skype marketing manager Karen Tong on the Skype blog.