Skype for Business

Managed Solution will bring the future of communication to your business with a unified communications solution utilizing Skype for Business… work better together!

Get messaging, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing all in one app. Skype for Business delivers a unified communications solution and gives users a consistent experience for presence, IM, voice, and video.

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Connect with anyone
Meet with up to 250 people—even if they’re not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or internet connection.

Powerful productivity with Office
See your contacts’ online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.

Security and control
Conversations are protected by strong authentication and encryption, and you manage employee accounts and features.

Managed Solution provides implementation of the industry’s most robust unified communication functionality solutions. This will give your organization better methods of communication that enable your staff to be efficient through productive working habits.

With Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync), you can search for and connect with anyone in the Skype network–inside or outside your organization.

  • Find anyone in your company and schedule meetings in Outlook
  • Up to 250 people in meetings
  • Enterprise-grade security and management of employee accounts

Professional collaboration and meetings—all integrated with Office
You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You’ll see the contact card of everyone working in the same app as you so you can quickly send them an IM or email, or start a call. You can also schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, and start meetings from apps like Word and PowerPoint to present whatever you’re working on.

Connect with anyone, anywhere, on your favorite device
Reach out to anyone in your company, or to the hundreds of millions of people on Skype, on your favorite device or web browser. Even if they’re not on Skype for Business, up to 250 people can join meetings—all they need is a landline phone or Internet connection.

Help keep info safe and manage accounts easily
All communications are protected by strong authentication and encryption. You control employee accounts, so you can add or remove subscriptions and assign features based on people’s collaboration needs. If you’re already on the Microsoft platform, the account info stored for each person in your organization will be immediately recognized across Skype for Business.

Reduce cost and complexity with one solution
Skype for Business will work with most communications technology, so you can still make and receive calls on PBX phones and join meetings with video teleconferencing systems. You’ll also reduce the cost of supporting multiple services by upgrading to one solution that includes everything—voice, video, and online meetings. And you can continue using the on-premises equipment you already have as you gradually move to the cloud.

Achieve more with a fully integrated communication solution
Our company offers a fully integrated communications solution based on Office 365, our services, and certified hardware to ensure the best experience for your end-users. We help our customers along all the steps of the productivity improvement journey, starting with deployment planning and roll-out, to making sure your teams are up to speed with the new solution and comfortable enough with the new ways of communication. By leveraging our company’s offering, your teams will be able to communicate like never before using Office 365 and Skype for Business. Learn More >>

 

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is Skype for Business?
A. Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) is a communications and collaboration platform that brings together an experience inspired by Skype with enterprise-grade security, compliance and control. It offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings. It is built right in to Microsoft Office, so initiating chats, calls and meetings is an integrated experience within Office.

Q. Will Skype for Business automatically replace Lync Online for Office 365 customers?
A. Yes. We will automatically update the Lync Online service to be Skype for Business Online, and all customers are expected to be transitioned by the end of May.

Q. If I want more time to prepare for Skype for Business before upgrading, can I continue to use Lync?
A. Yes. Administrators for current Lync Online or Lync Server customers can control when the updated experience is rolled out to their users. Visit this page to learn more about how to configure the Skype for Business client experience.

Q. How can I learn more about the new client features?
A. More information about the features available in the new Skype for Business client is available here.

How Managed Solution Can Help:

Managed Solution has developed a proven deployment and migration strategy for our clients moving to Skype for Business. Let our unified communications experts take away the headache of migration and deployment so that your transition to Skype for Business is simple, smooth, and secure.

Skype for Business can be purchased as part of an Office 365 plan that includes Office, Exchange and SharePoint.

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