Microsoft Launches the First Preview of Skype for Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft today launched a preview of the next version of Skype for Windows 10. This preview, which is now rolling out to Windows Insiders, is the first full Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of Skype.
 
The new version was written from scratch and comes with some exciting features such as a redesigned user interface, though the functionality is mostly the same as in previous versions. Also, a few features are still missing.

For a while, Skype for Windows came in both a regular desktop and a Modern/Metro version. The Metro version was discontinued last October, but to add to the confusion, Microsoft also released separate Skype Messaging and Skype Video apps for Windows 10 around the same time.
 
 
 
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