Skype for Business (Formerly Lync 2013)

Skype for Business

Connecting people everywhere to achieve more, together.

Skype for Business is a communications and collaboration platform that brings together the familiar experience of Skype with the security, compliance, and control that you can expect from Microsoft.

SKYPE FOR BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • All the capabilities of Lync, for users and administrators
  • An improved UI that takes advantage of familiar Skype icons and colours to simplify adoption for people
  • Multiple deployment options, including server, cloud, and combination of the two
  • The security, compliance, and control features that enterprises require

If you already use Skype to stay in touch with friends and family in your life away from work, you’ll appreciate the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it’s easy to find and connect with co-workers. Plus, you can use the devices you already have to reach businesses through an enterprise-grade, secure, IT-managed platform.

If you’re a Lync user, you’ll recognise all of the features you already use but in a fresh new interface with simplified controls and some great new additions:

NEW ADDITIONS THAT LYNC USERS CAN ENJOY THROUGH SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

  • New look and feel
  • Call from Skype for Business using your desk phone for audio
  • Integration with the Skype directory
  • Call Monitor
  • Rate My Call
  • Quick access to call controls
  • Emoticons

We know that connecting with coworkers, customers, and partners is critical for your business. But too often communication is blocked by technology silos, competing platforms, distance, and security concerns. Lync removed most of these barriers by streamlining a single solution for all the different ways of communication and sharing, however these benefits didn’t always extend to an organisation’s external partners and customers who weren’t on the same network. Now Skype for Business can connect you with anyone, even people who are external to your business can get the same amazing capabilities. Doctors can communicate with patients. Employers can interview candidates. Use your imagination—the opportunities for business growth are limitless!

Let's discuss how you can migrate from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business

 

Migrating to skype for Business

Current Lync Usage Next Step

No office 365

No Lync Server

Deploy office 365

Run all meetings on skype for Business

Build EV migration plane to cloud

office 365 Only

Remain on office 365

Run all meetings on skype for Business

Build EV migration plane to cloud

Lync Server,

Some workloads

Upgrade to skype for Business Server

Add Hybrid for broadcast meetings and cloud recording

Being EV migration to server,and refine long term plane with O365 roadmap

Lync Server

All Workloads

Upgrade to skype for Business Server

Add Hybrid for broadcast meetings and cloud recording

Continue EV migration to server,and refine long term plane with O365 roadmap


 

Managed by IComm, the Skype for Business and Enterprise Voice platform delivers a complete unified communications solution. With IComm’s free pilot, you will gain a better perspective on how your workforce will use this powerful solution as well as discover and take steps to mitigate any potential obstacles.

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