The versions of Skype 6.0 is now available for Windows and OS X, the big news in this version is the ability to identify with a Microsoft and / or Facebook, which allows you to use the software without the needs of a Skype account.
The user of a Microsoft account is now able to have conversations with contacts on Windows Live Messenger , Hotmail and Xbox Live (soon compatible with Outlook.com accounts) after his partner account via the connection interface . Once this is done, it can choose to merge a Skype account if one has.
The audio / video calls are currently not yet possible to a Microsoft, but update will bring this feature soon. The company also points out that Skype for Windows 8 will be available beginning October 26 in download on the Windows Store.
Another innovation, the Mac version is now compatible with the Retina display, it also offers the ability to open multiple conversations in different windows.