In addition to including Microsoft account support in its Windows Phone app, Skype today also started letting new users signing up on Skype.com to register with a Microsoft account (in addition to a Facebook account). Here are the advantages of doing so, according to the Microsoft-owned company:

  • Less to remember with just one email address to sign in to Skype and your other services: just click on the Microsoft account button to sign in with your email address and password.
  • Enhanced password recovery experience, so you can now easily reset your password by receiving a security code sent by SMS or email.
  • Optional two-step verification to help keep your account more secure.

What Skype doesn’t mention, of course, is that if your Microsoft account is compromised, so is your Skype login. Turning on two-step verification, as noted in the third point above, is particularly important if you’re going use one account for multiple services.

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