There are a number of ways that Skype and Outlook work together. Some of these features are visible in Skype and some are visible in Outlook.
Skype pulls your status from your Outlook calendar. For example, if you have a meeting in Outlook, your Skype status is automatically updated to Meeting. (You can also set your status manually.)
Note: Skype doesn't pull the meeting titles, just that you are in a meeting. No worry that people will see the titles of the crazy meetings you book with yourself. Oh. That's just me then? I'll just see myself out...
Skype pulls your meeting calendar from Outlook, making it easy to check your calendar from Skype. It even includes the meeting link for any Skype meetings.
You can email any of your contacts from Skype. Right-click the contact and select Send an Email Message from the list. This brings up an Outlook email.
You can also schedule a meeting with your contacts from Skype. Right-click the contact and select Schedule a Meeting from the list. This brings up an Outlook Meeting invitation.
See any Walden/Walden University employee's availability and contact card by hovering over their face.
You can see people's Skype status in Outlook emails.
Yellow=away from desk
White=offline (not signed into Skype)
You can set Skype as the virtual conferencing platform for a meeting, automatically including a Skype meeting link in the meeting invite.
Right-click on any name in Outlook to view their contact card, which includes icons to IM, call, video call, or schedule a meeting through Skype.