Skype is currently the world's most popular free HD instant messaging software (and VoIP) for all kinds of desktop and mobile platforms. Low system resource requirement, high-quality voice communication and high stability have won its hundreds of millions of users around the world. After acquired by Microsoft in 2011, it became an independent department of Microsoft. And in 2013, if finally replaced Microsoft's own instant messaging tool MSN. In 2014, it released an embedded web version.
Why do we need to publish a post about this kind of web chatting app? After all, there have been too many video chat programs, such as ICQ, Pidgin, Miranda, Skype, TeamViewer, etc. Because sometimes we need to ensure that the communication is more privacy and exclusive (undisturbed), secure enough, and we can enjoy that anytime and anywhere.
Due to the increasing complexity of current Internet/Intranet environments, a variety of factors such as firewall, router, or broadband provider (ISP) often leads many remote control software based on the traditional 'direct connection' technology (like Microsoft Remote Desktop) to connect/operate very slow or even connection fail. Even the industry's strong performer TeamViewer also is becoming slower and slower.
If you want to connect and control your own computers in school or company after getting home, a lot of people will think of using the Microsoft default Remote Desktop Connection to access another PC. In general, it is undoubtedly the best solution.