Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync


Overview

Microsoft Skype for Business (formally Lync) is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Skype for Business connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other operating systems running on mobile devices, 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 users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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How it works

Stay in touch anywhere: Skype for Business enables users to communicate securely anywhere they have network connectivity, and automatically adapts to network conditions.

Use the device you want: Skype for Business makes communicating easier with a consistent and familiar experience available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones. The new immersive Skype for Business app for Windows 8 and Windows RT provides a seamless touch-first experience.

 

Work Anywhere

Skype for Business allows users to communicate securely and stay connected with colleagues and customers, from virtually wherever they chose to work.

Skype for Business Across Devices

Users can switch among devices as they choose based on their needs. Skype for Business offers familiar and consistent user experience across PC, phone, browser and tablets.

Connected Experiences

Skype for Business connects millions of people, their communications and the applications they use every day - together. Multiparty HD video conferencing brings life and expression to Skype for Business Meetings.

Simpler to Manage

Skype for Business is a dependable platform for all real-time communications. A single system reduces complexity in Enterprise IT.

Deployment Flexibility

Skype for Business lets you reach your vision of unified communications – on your timeline following your blueprint.+

 

Strencom Hosted Skype for Business Features

Delivered "As a Service" model.

Can be up an running in hours, instead of months. Many organisations who have tried to provision Skype for Business On-Premises don't beleive that we can have it running in hours. And its not just the basic functions; we can provide full functionality including Enterprise Voice - Challenge us to deliver on our promise.

Skype for Business Unified Client

Skype for Business provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls,
Skype for Business Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat. Having a single UC client application
instead of multiple applications simplifies deployment, adoption, and support.

HD Video and Audio Conferencing

Full HD video conferencing, desk to desk, conference room to conference room, desk to conference room, non-Skype for Business user dial-in, or a combination of them all. Strencom Hosted Skype for Business delivers 80% of the functionality of an enterprise video/audio conferencing solution, for 20% of the cost.

Skype for Business Web App

The Skype for Business Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Skype for Business Meeting from within an HTML5-based browser, and delivers a full Skype for Business meeting experience, including multiparty HD video, voice over IP, instant messaging, desktop, application, and PowerPoint sharing.

Skype for Business Mobile Clients

Skype for Business Mobile Clients are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Single Click Conference Join

Joining a Skype for Business Meeting requires only a single click or touch, whether from an Outlook meeting reminder on a Windows PC or from the calendar or meeting pane on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.

Skype for Business Meeting

Previously known as "online meeting", Skype for Business Meetings provide capabilities to interact with people through multiparty HD video, audio, instant messaging, and content sharing.

Presence

See the availability status of a contact with visual presence indicators. New presence states include: Presenter (while laptop is connected to a projector) and Working Elsewhere (to indicate physically out of the office yet working).

Multiparty HD Video Gallery

Continuous view of multiple HD video streams or contact card photos in conference displayed in a gallery format. Photos replace active speaker video when video is unavailable. Gallery controls enable participants to select video stream of interest, see participant name and identify active speakers.

Skype for Business Federation

Skype for Business Federation extends unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Skype for Business or Skype.

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