Microsoft today announced that the development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC, a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality. WebRTC will allow users to have full Skype experience within the browser! Yes, without any need of a plug-in.
We’ve been actively collaborating with the W3C and IETF to contribute and improve standards like the ORTC API for WebRTC to enable a wide range of features from simple conversations to scalable multiparty video conferences. With the momentum from over 80 participants that represent a variety of browsers, communications experts and start-ups, the W3C ORTC Community Group has issued a “Call for Implementations,” which signals the ORTC specification has reached significant stability. Building on top of the experiences from Skype and Lync and prototyping effort done by the Microsoft OpenTech, we are now working to deliver the ORTC API in Internet Explorer.
Read more at Internet Explorer blog.