Skype for Business & Office 365
Skype for Business brings together the familiar experience of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance and control of Lync.
While the Skype that you use at home is great for smaller businesses of up to 20 employees, Skype for Business lets you add up to 250 people to online meetings, gives you enterprise-grade security, allows you to manage employee accounts, and is integrated into your Office 365 apps.
With Skype for Business, users get a familiar Skype experience that’s as easy to use at work as it is at home, and organizations gain reach into a network of hundreds of millions of Skype users across the globe. Plus, Skype for Business combines the best features of Lync and Skype in a Skype-inspired user interface, so the user experience is similar and intuitive whether you’re in a work environment or communicating with family.
Skype for Business includes other new features as well:
- Familiar Skype icons for audio and video calling
- A call monitor to keep active calls visible while switching between apps
- Enterprise connection with the Skype network through IM, audio, and video
- A simpler upgrade and patch process for Skype for Business Server, and more
Reduce cost and complexity
Skype for Business will work with most communications technology, so you can still make and receive calls on PBX phones and join meetings with video teleconferencing systems. You’ll also reduce the cost of supporting multiple services by upgrading to one solution that includes everything—voice, video, and online meetings. And you can continue using the on-premises equipment you already have as you gradually move to the cloud.
To enable messaging, audio and video calls, online meetings, and sharing all in one app, contact your Zones account executive or call 800.408.ZONES to learn about Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business.