Microsoft (MSFT) plans to fully integrate Skype with Lync, its widely-adopted platform for...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) plans to fully integrate Skype with Lync, its widely-adopted platform for enterprise voice-over-IP and messaging, putting it on better footing to compete against Cisco (CSCO). Between Lync integration and its recent deal with Facebook, there's just maybe a chance that Skype will end up justifying its $8.5B price tag.