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=#Skype4B helps keep Managed Solution's remote workers connected during meetings!
With online multi-party HD video and audio meetings, it feels like working together face to face, virtually anywhere.
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
For more information on Skype for Business (Formerly Lync), please fill out the contact form to the right and a Unified Communications expert will contact you shortly.

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Managing courtroom video

by Sergio Ortega Cruz as written on enterprise.microsoft.com
In many places around the world, legal systems are turning to video footage to record trials and other court proceedings for record-keeping purposes. Moreover, many judges are allowing witnesses to testify via teleconference to create a more inclusive justice system.
Take Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois, for example. The court recently allowed a man bedridden from a stroke to testify via Skype. The man was seeking the extension of a protection order against his estranged wife, but felt too weak to get out of bed.
Likewise, the Ontario Superior Court recently allowed a witness from Denmark to testify via Skype in a child custody case. “Skype is now in HD and has an internal automatic checking system,” explains Family Lawyer Phil, who persuaded the judge to allow the testimony. “You can see people in the courtroom and they can see you. This is clearly the way of the future.”
As video conferencing in the courtroom becomes mainstream, it is improving courtroom efficiency in a variety of ways. It’s expediting the issuance of search warrants. It’s speeding up arraignments, pre-trial conferences, and other court hearings. It’s allowing foreign and out-of-state witnesses to testify while avoiding the cost of travel. And it’s reducing the cost of transporting prisoners to the courtroom.
Yet as courtrooms increasingly turn to video technology to improve their proceedings, managing this new way of doing things can quickly turn into an administrative burden. Video-conferencing technology can be unreliable. Video storage can be expensive. And accessing the exact content needed can involve hundreds of hours sifting through vast amounts of video footage.
The good news is that Microsoft provides the advanced technology needed to help judicial systems overcome all these hurdles. Consider the following:
•Capturing video: Increasingly, legal systems are turning to Skype for Business for reliable, high-quality video conferencing. Skype for Business protects conversations through strong authentication and encryption features. It offers built-in compliance for strict security requirements such as the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standard in some U.S. versions. And it can be used even in situations in which the person appearing remotely is not on Skype for Business. All that person needs is a phone or Internet connection.
•Storing video: Microsoft Azure Storage offers the durability and scalability to store large amounts of video footage at low cost. Data stored within Azure Storage is automatically replicated to guard against hardware failure. And in situations where justice systems prefer to keep their video files on-premises, Azure Storage can be used as a backup to ensure a judicial system’s video footage is always available.
•Managing video: Microsoft Azure Media Services enables legal professionals to access the exact video content they need through Azure Media Indexer, a feature that uses state-of-the-art machine learning to convert spoken language in video files into a searchable text format. Thanks to this feature, legal professionals can conduct keyword searches for specific comments that were made during the conversation and obtain the exact time those words were spoken, making it easy to find those moments in the video.
As judicial systems incorporate video technology into their courtrooms, Microsoft is leading the way, helping them to reliably capture, store, and manage all this data. To learn more about our state-of-the-art solutions for the public safety arena, please see our State & Local Government webpage.

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What a year! In 2015 Lync became ‪#‎Skype4B‬. Take a look back on the journey as we prepare for another exciting year ahead!

View and present content in a Skype for Business Meeting

When connected to a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting from Skype for Business (Lync), you can’t upload content or start sharing your screen. But you can view sharing sessions and PowerPoint presentations and even take control of the content, if you are a presenter.

Change your view

When viewing the shared content, you can control how it’s displayed in your meeting window. Tap or click the stage to see the Actual Size and Fit to View options in the lower-right corner of the stage area.
Actual Size displays the content in the same size as that on the PC of the person sharing it.

Fit to View resizes it to fit the size of your screen.

For example, if the person sharing the content has a monitor that’s larger than yours, with Actual Size, you’ll see just the content that fits on your screen and you’ll have to scroll to see the other parts of the shared content.
With Fit to View, the shared content shrinks to fit your smaller screen. You can switch between the two display options and choose what works best for you.

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You can also use the entire screen area to display the shared content. Double-tap or double-click the stage area to change the display to Full Screen view and back.

View and Present PowerPoint

If someone else has uploaded and started sharing a PowerPoint presentation, you can move ahead or back to view the slides privately, or take control of the presentation. Please note that you must be designated as a presenter to do this.

View slides privately

Tap or click the slide, then use the arrows at the bottom of the meeting to move through the slides.
This won’t interrupt the meeting, and you’ll be able to return to the slide that the presenter is currently showing at any time. Just select Return to Presenter’s View.

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Take Over as Presenter

You can advance the slides in the meeting if the current presenter gives you permission.
1.Tap or click the slide, then select the icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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2.Select Take Over as Presenter.
A notification is sent to the presenter to give you access.
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You also receive a notification when permission is given. Start advancing the slides by selecting the arrows at the bottom of the presentations.

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Take control of desktop or program sharing

Although you can’t start desktop or program sharing from a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting, you can request control of a sharing session that was started by another presenter.
When someone else is sharing a program or desktop:
1.Tap or click the sharing area, then select the icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
2. Take Over as Presenter icon
3.Select the Request Control button.

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• The presenter receives a notification and can give you control, or deny access.
• When the presenter accepts the request, you receive a notification and can control the sharing session on their computer.
• When you are done presenting, select the dots at the bottom of the screen to release control.

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Source: https://support.office.com/en-my/article/view-and-present-content-in-a-skype-for-business-lync-meeting-a61fb5ca-e18d-40d7-9e9a-cd76b6eea514?ui=en-us&rs=en-my&ad=my&wt.mc_id=soc_fb_o365_skype-for-business_null_null_null&Ocid=Lync-Outgoing_Social_FBPAGE_Skype%20for%20Business%20-%20SkypeBusiness_20150924_241166158#codeword

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For life's little interruptions, use Windows + F4 to mute yourself in #Skype4B.
When it's time to speak up, use it again to unmute.

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 for Windows Phone 8.1. It's easy to find and connect with co-workers using the devices you already have, and take care of business through an enterprise-grade secure platform. If you're coming to Skype for Business from Lync, you'll recognize all of the features you already use, but with a fresh new interface, simplified controls, and some great new additions:
  • New look and feel
  • Emoticons
  • Encrypted local data
  • New features available with Skype for Business Server 2015

New look and feel

If you’re a regular user of the consumer version of Skype, then Skype for Business will seem very familiar: the Contacts list, presence indicators, buttons and icons, and even the app sounds should make you feel right at home.
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Of course, all the essential Lync features are still there—like the Quick Actions buttons, which let you IM or call a contact (and more) with just two taps.
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In the conversation window, chat text is formatted so you can easily see who’s talking.
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Skype for Business now includes the same set of emoticons found in the consumer version of Skype.
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Encrypted local data

All Skype for Business data stored locally on the phone—for example, recent conversations, voice mails, pictures and user settings—is now encrypted.
Note: You may need to uninstall and reinstall Skype for Business to turn on this feature. Go to Settings More settings button at bottom of screen > About to see if encryption is already set up. If not, uninstall and reinstall the app to turn on data encryption.

New features available with Skype for Business Server 2015

If your organization is using Skype for Business Server 2015, you'll see better integration between Skype for Business for Windows Phone and your other devices, and the ability to communicate with users of the commercial version of Skype.
  • Windows phone conversation sync Your recent conversations are now automatically synchronized across devices. You can see all your conversations, regardless of whether they took place on your desktop or mobile device. This allows you to continue a recent conversation or respond to missed IMs—wherever you are.
  • Improved IM reliability When you receive an IM on your mobile device, it's automatically accepted even if you miss the alert.
  • Communicate with Skype contacts If you have Skype users in your contact list, you can communicate with them via IM, audio call, or video call.
Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/See-what-s-new-in-Skype-for-Business-for-Windows-Phone-1e242ddc-3414-4101-ae34-4aca0c14f489?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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