When the company introduced Office 2013 on 27 February 2013, it was announced that 60 Skype world minutes per month would be included in Office 365 consumer plans (Home and Personal, and University).
Some network administrators have banned Skype on corporate, government, home, and education networks, Throughout 20, Microsoft redesigned its Skype clients in a way that transitioned Skype from peer-to-peer service to a centralized Azure service and adjusted the user interfaces of apps to make text-based messaging more prominent than voice calling.
Skype's text chat client allows group chats, emoticons, storing chat history, and editing of previous messages.
Offline messages were implemented in a beta of version 5 but removed after a few weeks without notification.
Shortly after its acquisition, Microsoft began integrating the Skype service with its own products.
Along with taking over development of existing Skype desktop and mobile apps, the company developed a dedicated client app for its newly released, touch-focused Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.