Microsoft is making a unique version of Skype for little business owners and freelancers. The software giant is going to preview the new version of Skype shortly as a desktop client in the U.S. Skype professional account combines Skype calls, meetings, calendar, and payments. This can be especially useful for freelancers which may use Skype to provide tutorials, training, or consulting.
The new version Microsoft’s Skype can let small business owners and freelancers book appointments and accept payments all within a single tool, rather than third-party alternatives. It’s not clear if Microsoft intends to run this as a free service once the preview is finished, but testers can sign-up to try it out over at Microsoft’s Skype homepage.