The Role of Skype

How do people think Skype will be incorporated into the Windows Ecosystem?

Will we see a separate Windows 8 app or will it be integrated with the Messaging App? If it's a separate app, will the chat aspect be removed? Will Skype be integrated in Windows Phone? Now that Microsoft are consolidating all their existing account IDs into the over-arching Microsoft Account, how does this affect existing Skype account holders? Will there be a linked ID feature like in Hotmail?