Volker Weber just bloged about the news about Lync-Skype connectivity available today. This step from MS is not unexpected and was know pretty much from the start after they bought Skype. This gives Lynk users have capabilities to connect to the hundreds of millions of people who use Skype even if they are not using MS product and it will be great tool for then connect to local business and have huge advanced over the competitors. IMOP.
This is something that IBM need to look at very carefully and plan the next steps