Microsoft Contact management in Skype for Business, as with the standard Skype client, puts status and availability information right at your fingertips. Skype for Business offers capacity and productivity advantages geared for businesses that are big—or that want to look big. For a business with any of the following needs, graduating from free Skype to Skype for Business provides a worthwhile return on investment. You want to have very large meetings The standard Skype client is currently limited to 25 people on a conference call at once. Skype for Business raises this limit to , making it much more suitable for large-scale presentations like all-hands meetings or live webinars. Participants in either Skype or Skype for Business meetings need not be using a Skype client to join the meeting—both services support calls from landlines and standard mobile phones—but extra fees still apply for dial-in users. Outlook will also archive your Skype for Business meeting history with each contact. Other Office apps get in on the action, too.
Written by Kevin Malcolm If you heard the initial announcement regarding Skype for Business, you may now be wondering - can it replace my phone system? Finding concrete information about the service and its role in the business VoIP landscape has been unexpectedly difficult. In this post, I've tried to summarize what was proposed, what is currently available, and whether or not I think Skype can be a viable option for a business' PBX needs. What is Skype for Business?
The complete meetings solution with all the free features plus: Instant message anytime. Meetings with up to people. Getting your team together is as easy as sharing a link. With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device.
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