Microsoft unveiled the new Office this week. What caught our eye was not only the details related to Windows 8, Cloud and Social but the following:
The new Office comes with Skype. When you subscribe, you get 60 minutes of Skype world minutes every month. Integrate Skype contacts into Lync and call or instant message anyone on Skype.
So, Microsoft now delivers voice minutes with Office 2013. Moreover, these voice minutes are integrated within Microsoft Office and Lync, plus subscribers get one hour of calls to global destinations free every month. Use those minutes, get the experience, and you might be tempted to spend money on more.
If you are an operator reselling Office 365, should you not start wondering how soon that one hour of calls will also be introduced in Office 365? Are you afraid of Microsoft and Skype?
Let us know!
PS: we believe the future of communications is inside the app