The video conferencing war: Microsoft wants to defeat Zoom, Google and Facebook with this Skype integration

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Microsoft announced the integration of its Skype video calling application with the features of Microsoft Teams , the collaborative platform for team communications within a company that competes against Zoom, Google Meet, and other popular environments.

When it comes to technology, there are firms that weigh within corporate environments. Microsoft is one of the largest in collaborative tools, but it has been quickly displaced by more dynamic environments for teleworking, such as Zoom, Google Meet or the recent Messenger Rooms integrated to WhatsApp.After this first setback, the Redmond company has announced one of the most obvious integrations between its applications: Skype and Microsoft Teams.

This interaction will allow, in the future, that users of both platforms can contact each other directly , and making use of the potential of these environments. Remember that Google Meet is integrated into Gmail and that Messenger Rooms is compatible with WhatsApp for group calls.In this case, Teams users will be able to initiate conversations with Skype users and make VoIP calls with only the email associated with the Microsoft account, be it personal or corporate. This addition will also reach Office 365 users.Along with this unification of services, Microsoft also announced that they will present a version of Teams for consumers in 2020. This new product will solve the current limitations of Teams as a product, since it can only be used in corporate environments under the administration of IT areas.