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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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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