Microsoft is launching a new version of Skype this week, built specifically for freelancers and business owners. The company is launching the new service, dubbed Skype Professional Account, as a limited preview in the United States.
Skype Professional Account will be a simple and easy way for freelancers and business owners to connect with their customers. The service allows users to schedule meetings, take payments, store notes, and make calls from Skype. Users of Skype Professional Account will also be getting their own personal profile page where they can showcase their work and connect with new customers.
Skype Professional Account will be available as a separate app from the main Skype app. Microsoft is building a standalone app for its new service on the desktop.