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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3 New Features of Skype for Business that Will Transform your Video Conferences

3 New Features of Skype for Business that Will Transform your Video Conferences


Microsoft is a company that is revolutionising the future of work. Their stated vision to bring unified communications from the living room to the boardroom was realised earlier this year when they rebranded Microsoft Lync under the name “Microsoft Skype for Business” in 2015 as part of the product’s next release with great success!
Skype for Business has been out for three months now and Microsoft are continuing to improve the service for its users, having just rolled out previews of three coming Skype for Business capabilities for Office 365 subscribers.

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Videocall’s Latest Update to ICE includes support for Polycom® RealConnect™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite Pro.

Videocall’s Latest Update to ICE includes support for Polycom® RealConnect™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite Pro.

Leading UK video conferencing and telepresence service provider Videocall today launched version 5 of their VaaS platform ICE (Intelligent Cloud Experience). As well as now containing a dynamic directory, the ICE platform has been integrated with Polycom RealConnect and Polycom RealPresence Web Suite Pro services providing even more enterprise functionality in the cloud.

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Find Out More about the ICE and Skype for Business Relationship

Find Out More about the ICE and Skype for Business Relationship

The latest update to our cloud service offering ICE, is now available. Containing many new features, Managing Director of Videocall Rob Portwood said, "This is probably the most exciting update to ICE since we first launched it. It is not just us getting excited about this new release either, but both Polycom and Microsoft, as they can also see the potential in what we have built."

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How Skype for Business Changed the Corporate World

How Skype for Business Changed the Corporate World

In the past decade, global communication has gone from something once just dreamed about to an everyday reality. With the conception of Skype in 2003, internet-based telephony became an expectation in many households and, with Skype bringing us together in our personal lives, it was natural that a business incarnation would follow suit. It was Microsoft’s purchase of Skype in May 2011 which brought life to Skype for Business.

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