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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Skype for Business and the Workplace of 2016

Skype for Business and the Workplace of 2016

The whole concept of the corporate office and the 9-5 working pattern has adapted almost unrecognisably in the past decade. So much so, in fact, that it will be a tough task explaining to Generation Z that we didn’t always start at 10am, that we didn’t always work from wherever the nearest Wi-Fi connection was, and that video collaboration was not something that every business did. Here, we look at how the workplace has changed and how the adoption of Skype for Business, among other web-based communication advancements, has developed employees’ ability to work together.

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Skype for Business and the Mystery of the Millennial

Skype for Business and the Mystery of the Millennial

When the word millennial first began being used, it signalled a new atmosphere around work. This new demographic encouraged a paradigm shift in the way society approaches the world of work. The rise of millennials in the workplace may have directly influenced the adoption of new technology; here, we look at how the millennials favourite medium, video chatting, has made its way into their daily environment.

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