Microsoft has officially announced that it is updating Office Online and OneDrive to bring support for Skype chat and voice calls . The new feature should allow for better collaboration. The company wrote in a blog post. “Starting today, you can now call and chat with your Skype contacts while in Office Online and OneDrive.”

This creates a natural, collaborative experience where you can co-edit a document right alongside a chat so that the chat is in context of the topic being discussed and also this chat history stays connected to the document the next time you open it to help you pick right up where you left off.

Microsoft stated in blog post:

you can enrich your Office Online collaboration experience (in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) with Skype instant messaging integration so that you and your team can send instant messages or call each other, while simultaneously editing the same document.

Similarly, you can now collaborate over Skype on your documents stored online in OneDrive—call or chat with a friend when viewing contents of online folders, or while co-editing directly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote in Office Online