Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Skype Toolbar On Outlook

Skype is a great interface to interact with your friends and family, using video chat. Skype is very simple to use, and can be used to talk to many people at once. Following the recent purchase of Skype by Microsoft, Redmond have integrated Skype into the Outlook application. Your Outlook 2007 can be enabled with the Skype Email Toolbar, which lets you view the status of your Skype contacts. You can start a conversation with these people, directly from the email application, which saves tons of time of having to launch the Skype application separately. You can enable and disable the Skype Email toolbar from Outlook easily, by following these simple steps.

Enabling the Skype Toolbar on Outlook
  • Launch a web browser on the computer and access the Skype webpage. Search for the Outlook Toolbar, and then click on the first link that appears in the search results.
  • To download the installation file of the Skype toolbar, click on the Download now button.
  • Open the downloaded file, and run the installation setup. You will be presented with simple onscreen instructions, which will guide you through the installation process.
  • Now, launch your Outlook email application. Here a prompt will appear, which requests authorization for the Skype services to be operated in Outlook. Click on Allow, then OK, to initiate the installation process. Your Outlook email application will be enabled with a Skype email toolbar, in a couple of minutes.
Disabling Skype Toolbar on Outlook
  • Close the current Outlook 2007 application window.
  • Now press the Windows key on your keyboard, and then press the R key to open the Run command dialog box. In the field in the command box type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter. This will open the Programs and Features control panel.
  • In the program list, right click on the Skype Toolbar for Outlook option.
  • In the context menu that appears click on Uninstall/Change option and then click on Yes. This should remove the Skype Email Toolbar from your Outlook application.
Now that your Outlook and Skype video chat has been integrated, you can access your online friends on Skype directly from the Outlook email application. Other than Skype, there are many Microsoft Outlook tools available on the Outlook application, which helps you customize your account. You can also configure your Outlook with other mail applications, and sync them using Microsoft Outlook tools. Enjoy video chatting or voice chatting with your friends.

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