Skype already runs fine on Windows 8. I've been running it for weeks without issue and most applications you have on Windows 7 will work just fine. It's Windows RT that you have to worry about, and there seems to be a lot of confusion about that on the web today.

However, Microsoft did announce on Monday that it will launch a redesigned version of Skype for Windows 8. In other words, the current client works just fine but a new one will launch that offers even more features, include live tile support, the ability to interact with a touch screen, a favorite contacts option and more. The company, which was purchased by Microsoft, also added a new dial pad, snapping support so you can run another application next to it, Windows 8 notifications and a "modern" design that takes advantage of the new user interface option.

Skype for Windows 8 will launch on Oct. 26 and will be available in the Windows Store. Again, the old client already works if, like me, you're running the consumer preview.

[via Skype]