Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion. Why, Exactly?
This is a technology focused blog but the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft has the potential for changing the game in relation to Microsoft's UC strategy. The ability for Skype to break out to the PSTN is something would have needed to be implemented for Lync Online, now Microsoft have a head start. An interesting analysis of the move is available on Wired.