The complete meeting solution: Office 365 & Skype for Business

17.5.2018

Skype is no longer just for calling those distant relatives, Microsoft has really worked hard on Skype for Business integration across the Office 365 suite.

Skype for Business brings together all of the typical ways to communicate into one platform. Now, one click lets you communicate freely via instant messaging, audio, video, and email all in one place. You don’t have to manage multiple applications; everything you need is under one umbrella. This article looks more closely at some of the benefits of using Skype for Business as a one-stop communications tool.

Skype for Business is also very user-friendly, you can integrate Outlook contacts easily and then just hover over names and select the call or IM button. You’ll be able to set your status so co-workers can immediately see if you’re busy. If you’re in a meeting and you want to bring in colleagues in an impromptu video call, it takes less than a minute and a couple of clicks to allow this.

Skype for Business features include:

Unlimited number of meetings

Free online meetings for up to 10 people without a subscription.* (3 people after 60 days.)

URL Invites

Invite your team with a personalised link.

Any Device

Set up and join from a PC/Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Screen Sharing

Share your screen or a file. Give and take control.

Built-in IM

Send instant messages during business meetings to offer new ideas.

PowerPoint Upload

Present with interactive tools, with annotation, highlighting, and laser pointer.

Whiteboard

Draft, draw and edit together like being in the same room.


How Can We Help?

Skype for business won’t work out of the box you will need some level of configuration, from setting up DNS custom entries and configuring access to your users and organisation as Delegated Admins for 365 we can help with all of this.

*Skype for Business Online is included when you subscribe to Office 365 Business Licences.