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Skype for Business – the low-cost unified communications solution

If this is the first you’ve heard about Skype for Business (and yes, it’s completely separate and different to Skype), let’s put you in the picture because Skype for Business is a powerful yet easy to use unified communications platform, which makes it easier to collaborate for business voice and video calls, and even desktop sharing.

Skype for Business has a standard integration to Yoozoom’s cloud phone system, Cloud Voice. Together the two systems deliver the best user experience, extended functionality and carrier grade quality voice and video calls to make collaboration and flexible working easy, cost effective and reliable. Click here to find out more about Cloud Voice.

Background to Skype for Business

Originally created and launched in 2013 as Lync and Lync server, Skype was acquired by Microsoft and relaunched in April 2015 under it’s new name. Since becoming part of Microsoft, it has received significant investment and take-up continues to gather pace from businesses of all size and location around the world.

As it’s part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, you may already have access to it and not even know. Check your subscription for details.

Top things you need to know

It’s FREE with Office365 Business Premium Subscriptions

Don’t worry if you’re not an Office365 subscriber, it’s still available to you and still highly affordable – costing approx £3.10/month/user on an annual contract.

Easy “click-to-call” removes need to find phone numbers

With its integration with Microsoft Office 365, users can call Outlook contacts anywhere or can click on telephone links in emails or embedded in documents from Office 365 apps.

Instant Message is included

Keep text collaboration in one single system and keep things simple for employees. There’s no need to run a separate Instant Message APPs because this functionality comes as standard.

Integrations with other office apps make it easy to use

It has been designed with the user experience in mind, making it easy for users to access it from the rest of their Office Apps.

 

 


Further reading

We’ve put together the following articles which might be of interest:

Skype for Business review

Skype for Business costs

Using Skype for Business to enhance employee efficiency

Hosting Skype for Business meetings

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