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Skype for Business Features Overview

Skype for Business Features Overview

Recently Microsoft published MS Office 2013 and MS Office 365 ProPlus updates (April 14th 2015) with Skype for Business 2015 client. Now whenever you updates Microsoft office 2013 updates you will receive Skype for Business 2015 client. This is new client which is replacement of Lync 2013. Basically Skype for business as Lync 2013 and Skype consumer combination. J

Now questions comes if Skype for Business client replace Lync then will not see consumer Skype in market place? What is feature difference in Skype for Business 2015 and Consumer Skype?

Answer is we will have two different client in market place Skype (consumer) and Skype for Business client.

Skype (Consumer) Features
Skype for Business Features
v Its Consumer grade
v Enterprise grade with licensing
v Free of cost
v Deployment flexibility – On-Prem, hybrid, partner cloud
v Hosted by Microsoft
v Skype for Enterprise client
v Skype client
v No ADs
v Subject to ADs
v 1000+ participants in a Conference call (audio/video/sharing) using “Broadcast Meetings”
v Limit of 10 simultaneous video participants
v Web client for conference access with full fidelity
v No web client available
v Bring your own PSTN Carriage provider
v Paid PSTN Calling
v PABX features (Sim Ring, Call park, Delegation, ACD, Hunt groups, Voicemail)
v No PABX features such as ACD/call park/delegation
v Réception console in Attendant Console
v No reception console

What are the new and improved feature on Skype for Business 2015 client?

1.    New look and feel.

2.    Fast Action Menu

3.    Call via Work

4.    Skype directory integration

5.    Dual user experience

6.    Call Monitor

7.    Rate My Call

8.    Quick access to call controls

9.    Meeting Join from Client

10.Easy to Use Interface

Improved Features:

11.Improved Menus

12.Better Desktop Sharing

13.New Emoticons

14.Improved file transfer

15.OneNote Integration

Skype for Business client complete features details will post in upcoming article.

Thank you.


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