Skype has forever changed the way we do business
It's easy to host online meetings with Skype for Business. Use audio, HD Video and web conferencing over the internet. Easily join meetings with just one click using your smartphone, tablet or PC. Online meetings allow you to reduce travel costs and meet no matter where you are. The Skype Outlook integration lets you set up meetings on the fly and lets you send a personalized link to participants. It's that simple.
Broadcast for Skype for Business meetings for up to 10,000 people. Participants can easily attend with almost any device. Meetings include real-time polling and sentiment tracking plus it integrates with Yammer allowing dialogue during the presentation. Now you can host large virtual meetings and public webinars.
This feature for Skype for Business allows participants to join with any telephone by dialing a local access number. Participants can also dial out from the meeting to add others. The dial-in capability is in addition to single-touch join options on PC, smartphone, and browser, and allows people to join an online meeting even in places with no Internet access. Consumption rates are available.
Modern Voice with Cloud PBX
Make, receive, and transfer business calls in the office, at home, or on the road, using phone, PC, and mobile without the need for a traditional phone system. Choose PSTN calling plans delivered by Microsoft where available, or use existing phone lines at your locations.
Data Security and Compliance
Get end-to-end security, control and compliance that span from the user to the enterprise. All powered by the on-demand scale and manageability of Office 365.
Instant Messaging and Skype Connectivity
Connect with other Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users.
Skype for Business is available as an app download. Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC for convenient business communications, including instant messaging, meetings, and voice. With a familiar Skype user experience, it’s easy to get started on Android™, iOS, Mac, and Windows devices.
Cloud Video Interoperability
Polycom RealConnect for Office 365, now available in the United States and Canada, is the first cloud video interoperability solution that seamlessly connects devices from Polycom, Cisco, and other popular vendors to Skype for Business meetings within Office 365. With this solution, you’ll enjoy the full Skype for Business meeting experience that now can include non-native video devices.
Works with the equipment you use today
The solution is based on an architecture that supports the widest variety of devices and networks. It works with your existing videoconferencing investments at a low cost of ownership.
Easy of provisioning for IT and simplicity for end users
Because the service is fully integrated with Office 365, you can quickly assign a license to anyone in the organization from the admin portal. VTC join instructions will be included in any new meeting invitation without any additional steps so anyone can join a Skype for Business meeting.
Skype meetings provide audio, video, and web conferencing on the Internet, with the ability to schedule a meeting in advance or start one at any time. Up to 250 people can join a meeting, using the smartphones, tablets, PCs, phones, and meeting room devices.
Single touch join
Join easily with a single touch or click from your calendar, meeting reminder, or the Skype for Business client.
Multi-party HD videoconferencing
Make video a more natural part of everyday business and collaboration, with 1080p resolution, and up to 6 people shown live simultaneously.
Focus on the things you’re doing together, even when you’re far apart, with integrated real-time co-authoring, desktop sharing, application sharing, and PowerPoint presentations.
Extend your Reach
Skype Meeting Broadcast
Skype Meeting Broadcast extends the reach of Skype meetings to up to 10,000 attendees for webinars, all-hands meetings, and other one-to-many presentations. Scheduling options allow you to limit attendance to people in your organization or open it to everyone on the Internet.
Integrated Producer Controls
Present in Skype for Business, and manage the entire experience, using one touch to choose when attendees see video, content, or both. No need to learn a separate tool.
Streaming via Azure
Join the broadcast using a browser on nearly any device, and watch in real-time or after the fact with high performance content delivery provided by Microsoft Azure. Pause, rewind, and fast forward with a touch.
Customize the experience
Give your broadcast audience a voice, with real-time sentiment and polling provided by Bing Pulse. Enable audience conversations with Yammer. Add a unique URL to the broadcast to make it easy for your audience to take the next step.
Access for Everyone
PSTN conferencing from Microsoft
PSTN conferencing from Microsoft allows anyone to join your Skype meetings using only a telephone. Useful for joining anytime a phone is more convenient than a tablet or PC, or anyplace without Internet access.
Local dial-in numbers
Easily join using the dial-in number automatically included in every Skype meeting invite, and choose a local dial-in number in many countries around the world to reduce calling charges.
Add a person to a Skype meeting in real-time simply by typing their phone number. Skype for Business dials them for you.
Meeting roster and controls
Use the Skype for Business meeting roster to see who has joined your meeting over the Internet and via phone, to see who’s speaking, and to mute people in noisy environments if needed.