The Polycom and Microsoft Video Conferencing Relationship

The Polycom and Microsoft Video Conferencing Relationship

Polycom and Microsoft have had a working relationship for a long number of years. Whilst it can’t quite be classed as a full on marriage, they are well and truly engaged. Find out what benefits this working relationship brings to the world of communications

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Videocall’s ICE Cloud Service: Flexible, Scalable, Interoperable… But How So, and Where’s The Value?

Videocall’s ICE Cloud Service: Flexible, Scalable, Interoperable… But How So, and Where’s The Value?

In the second part of this blog series talking to Videocall’s industry experts we look to our Head of Solutions Engineering to ascertain how our Intelligent Cloud Experience (ICE) can add real value to both your business objectives and end users.

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Skype for Business: What’s Changed for Skype and Microsoft Lync Users?

Skype for Business: What’s Changed for Skype and Microsoft Lync Users?


Video conferencing is shaping the workplace of the future – by 2016 it is predicted that video will be the primary method of communication in business, beating email and telephone to the number one spot.
Microsoft is a company that is revolutionising the future of work. Their stated vision is to bring unified communications from the living room to the boardroom. In November last year they announced that they were rebranding Microsoft Lync under the name “Microsoft Skype for Business” in 2015 as part of the product’s next release and it has just arrived!

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5 Things to Consider When Implementing Skype for Business

5 Things to Consider When Implementing Skype for Business


Skype for Business is here, rolling out across organisations worldwide.
As with any software acquisition, there are a number of factors that should be considered when rolling out Skype for Business in your organisation.
Whether your communications software is automatically upgraded from Microsoft Lync to Skype for Business, or Skype for Business is a new acquisition in itself, it is important to ensure you make the most of your investment.
We have come up with a list of 5 questions you will need to know the answers to when implementing the unified communications platform across your company.

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Why is Skype for Business Better than Skype?

Why is Skype for Business Better than Skype?


By now we’re all surely aware of Microsoft’s recent rebrand of Lync to Microsoft Skype for Business – a service which promises to be “the most loved and trusted communications platform for doing things together.” (Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president for Skype).
But for many people who regularly use video conferencing for business meetings, the idea of using anything containing the word “Skype” to connect with clients or partners may fill them with dread.

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Polycom RoundTable: Video Collaboration Solution for Skype for Business

Polycom RoundTable: Video Collaboration Solution for Skype for Business


Skype for Business, released earlier this year, is set to transform the way companies work and enable people across all industries to achieve more together.
Polycom and Microsoft are expanding their current relationship to provide a series of solutions designed exclusively for small to medium-sized businesses.

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