Improving Communications with Skype for Business

At the heart of every successful business is an effective communication infrastructure.

Skype for Business allows for better collaboration throughout an organisation, in one platform that everyone knows, for calling, conferencing, video and sharing. Working alongside the desktop version are mobile apps from Windows, iOS and Android, helping any organisation achieve complete mobility.

Skype for Business provides voice over IP (VoIP) calling over the network and to users inside the company, Skype for Business users in other companies and Skype users around the world. After consulting the availability of a colleague or customer, any user can schedule a meeting through Outlook or start one at any time. Direct links to calls can be hosted in an email, calendar or meeting reminder allowing for single touch join.

Meetings for up to 250 people can be hosted with users only required to have a phone and an internet connection, Bing Pulse provides real time polling and sentiment tracking options throughout every meeting. Skype for Business Room Systems extend the Skype Meetings experience to meeting rooms with audio, HD video and content sharing. Importantly even those not using Skype for Business can still join.

Meeting Calls with Anyone

Meet with up to 250 people—even if they're not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or internet connection.

Powerful productivity with Office

See your contacts' online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.

Security, Control and Protection

Conversations are protected by strong authentication and encryption, and you manage employee accounts and features.

Skype includes instant messaging in the same platform as calls and conferencing, colleagues can check progress, ask questions and even send documents for quick view or download thanks to the file transfer feature. These features allow for your employees to reduce non-essential business travel, Skype video call is the perfect replacement for the traditional meeting.

As a package, Skype for Business has the ability to eliminate traditional PBX systems and the associated costs. Calling features include call transfer, hold and answering calls for others when they are unavailable. Enabled by default is encryption that protects your privacy and intellectual property with no need for a VPN.

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