Skype For Business connects people everywhere, on devices running Windows 8 and other operating systems, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Skype For Business provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Skype For Business enables instant messaging (IM) and voice calling with the hundreds of millions of people around the world who use Skype.
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Why Skype For Business
Connect from virtually anywhere
Find and connect with friends or peers from virtually anywhere through rich presence, instant messaging (IM), PC-to-PC audio/video calls and online meetings. Use the presence indicator to see when colleagues, partners and suppliers are online and available.
Conduct rich online meetings – including audio, video and web conferencing – with people both inside and outside of your business.
Share your desktop and more
Share your desktop, online whiteboards and presentations with colleagues and partners inside and outside of your organisation.
Click to communicate
Use click-to-communicate functionality with other users of Office 365, Windows Live and Windows Live Messenger for simple 1 – touch communications, both formal and informal, internal and external.
How it works
Organizations can purchase Skype For Business as a standalone service from Microsoft Office 365 or as part of an Office 365 for enterprises suite that includes Skype For Business, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Professional Plus, and Microsoft Office Web Apps.
Organizations that subscribe to Skype For Business retain control over the collaboration services they offer to users, but they do not have the operational burden of on-premises server software. With the Skype For Business multi-tenant hosted plans, Skype is hosted on multi-tenant servers that support multiple customers simultaneously. These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.
Microsoft Skype For Business helps you find and quickly connect with the right person through instant messaging (IM), Skype video calls, or online meetings from within the Office applications you already use every day.
Skype for Business delivers the latest version of Microsoft Skype. It is an enterprise-ready communications platform enabling users to communicate securely and from anywhere, on any device. Skype for Business unifies voice and video calls, Lync meetings, presence and instant messaging, all in one place, making it easy to switch and choose between different forms of communication.
Voice and video calls – Have pre-booked or impromptu meetings with colleagues and customers over voice conference or HD video calls.
Skype for Business meetings – Use Skype for Business to hold meetings, conferences and webinars with desktop sharing, PowerPoint presentations and group document editing capabilities.
Presence – Instantly see the status of your Skype contacts so you know if they are available to talk, in a meeting, away from their desk or offline.
Instant messaging – Quickly and instantly communicate with your colleagues and customers through instant messenger. Easily scale your instant messenger conversation into a voice or video call with one click.
- Cost-effective communications
- Improved business relationships
- Increased employee productivity
- Flexible communications solution
- A secure solution
Skype for Business gives users the ability to communicate securely anywhere there is network connectivity, automatically adapting to network conditions. Communication is made easy, enabling users to switch and choose between different forms of communication; from voice and video calls to Skype for Business meeting and instant messaging, all made easy on any device with a consistent and familiar experience.
Skype for Business meetings are easy with a single click to join, also allowing meetings to be extended outside your organisation using browser-based access. Online meetings are easy to make virtual, with new multiparty HD video support, enabling you to see up to 5 meeting participants simultaneously.
InterCall Lync ACP works alongside Skype For Business to solve connectivity issues such as lack of internet access, limited access to a PC whilst travelling, networks connectivity issues or firewall restrictions. Participants are able to connect to a Skype For Business call or meeting via PSTN and mobile phone lines and offers high-quality audio and enhanced call controls. Dial-in information will automatically be populated in your Outlook meeting reminder.
- Call scheduling via Outlook
- PSTN or mobile dial-in and dial-out
- End of conference
- *0 in-call support
- *2 recording
Toll-free numbers are available in 83 countries and local dial-in numbers for 34 major cities around the world. The audio conferencing has a predictable uptime if 99.9%.