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April 11, 2016updated 27 Oct 2023 6:56am

What is Skype for Business?

The service provides online calls for business set-ups.

By Vinod

Skype for Business is an enterpise workplace collaboration tool by Microsoft.

Skype for Business allows employees to set up online meetings, messaging, calls and video for up to 250 people.

Integrated with Microsoft Office, users can view contacts’ online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.

For as little as £1.30 per user/month, Sype for Business is a secure platform with conversations protected by strong authentication and encryption. Companies can also manage manage employee accounts and features.

For smaller companies, the free version of Skype allows many of the smae features for up to 25 people.

What features do you get with the new Office 365 Enterprise E5?

Microsoft added additional enterprise capabilities with the release of Skype for Business in Office 365.

Offering one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing, Office 365 Enterprise E5 offers online meetings, PSTN conferencing, meeting broadcast, instant messaging, advanced email and file storage, among other features.

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Office 365 Enterprise E5 also offers easy-to-use live data monitoring and in-depth analysis tools that give companies data insights with even more interactive reports, simpler dashboards and compelling data visualizations.

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