Microsoft is in the midst of rolling out Google Talk (aka GTALK) integration to their Outlook.com email service. The significance of this for some is that you would have one location online where you can use a variety of instant messaging protocols:
- MSN Messenger (now Skype)
- Google Talk
- Facebook Messenger (though not group chat)
Still unknown is whether Windows Phone 8 will inherit this capability and what will be unveiled at Google I/O for new chat capabilities when the conference starts tomorrow.
Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch