Today Microsft announce a new plugin-free voice, video, and group video calling experience on Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive, powered by the ORTC API in Microsoft Edge. You can preview this experience by visiting Skype for Web in Microsoft Edge today on EdgeHTML version 13.10586 or newer, available with Windows 10 version 1511. No download. No plugin to install. Just sign-in and click to start a call on Skype with Microsoft Edge.
No downloads or plugins. No more hassle:
Skype calls on the web are hassle free – for the hundreds of millions of you that use Outlook.com every day, to those that visit Skype.com wanting to make a call or anyone preparing a presentation on PowerPoint online; plugin free calling enables quick-fire chat and collaboration, making it easier to get things done together, with anyone, anywhere. No matter where you are, Skype calling on the web is now just a tap away, right there, ready to go.
All Skype one-to-one and group voice and video calls to and from Microsoft Edge browsers are plugin free.
All Skype one-to-one calls from Microsoft Edge to the latest versions of Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac are plug in free.
If you’re calling from Microsoft Edge, ask the person you’re calling to upgrade to the latest version of Skype for Windows or Mac, or to use Skype for Web on Microsoft Edge.
Plugin free calling beyond Microsoft Edge:
Microsoft will continue to work on enabling audio and video interoperability with Chrome and Firefox browsers, once they both support the H.264 video codec.
In the meantime, fire-up your Microsoft Edge browser, sign in to Skype for Web and place a plugin free call to a friend or colleague on Skype.
You can read the full announcement and learn more about the new plugin-free Skype experience at the Skype Garage blog: New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge.