Skype for Business Software


 

Skype for Business is a voice messaging tool that enables teams and individuals across the world to communicate and collaborate. It offers both Web-based and on-premise solutions and is best suited for organizations that operate across multiple sites.

This solution allows users to interact via text messaging, audio and high-definition (HD) video communication. It supports collaboration through video conferencing that can support up to 250 people with just a phone or an internet connection.

With Skype for Business, online meetings can also be recorded for use later on. Since the solution is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office applications, it enables users to share files and make presentations on the call.

Users can view the online status of their contacts and schedule meetings with them through Microsoft Outlook. They can also start a conversation from other Microsoft applications, such as Word or PowerPoint.

Skype for Business facilitates texting and calling to mobile and landline phones. Other important features include support for third-party dial-in and the ability to remotely control others’ desktops.

 

Skype for Business - Collaboration
 
  • Skype for Business - Collaboration
    Collaboration
  • Skype for Business - Document sharing
    Document sharing
  • Skype for Business - Integration with Office365
    Integration with Office365
  • Skype for Business - Meeting tracking
    Meeting tracking
  • Skype for Business - Text messaging
    Text messaging
  • Skype for Business - Video conference
    Video conference
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Mauricio from ZeroFy
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Can't leave without

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Skype is a key tool in our company since we are a global company and need to connect all the offices

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Sometimes service is a bit unstable and it takes a while to connect a group call. I feel that this happens when different users have different versions of the software

 
 

Emils from Cy
Specialty: Nonprofit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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Ive been using it since it came out. Its a great way to communicate with people all around the world. And you can work from anywhere if it's necessary. Sometimes it has glitches but all in all its for free and great.

Pros

Its for free
You can see the person you're talking to

Cons

Its slow
Needs internet

 
 

Edgar's from Cy records
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

I used it for conversations with my collages in USA while i was in Europe

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Its easy to use, good quality of video and it doesn't lag

 
 

Henriks Eliass from Every Little Thing
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

We used it at my previous job - although all in all it was pretty ok, there were some glitchs

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How fast it was, easy to use. It's still the best programm for group chats, in my opinion, and all in all ok.

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Technical problems happen rather often - it crashes time by time and you have to instal it as a programm - that's a lot of trouble.

 
 

Jessica from Usfca
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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Multi person calling, which is nice for group calls. Quick set up and multi channel access via app, desktop, etc.

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Sometimes the connection can be poor regardless of actual internet speeds. Sometimes the audio and video do not sync up.

 
 

Clara from OCB/TV Marti
Specialty: Government - Federal
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great useful app

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Great useful app. Easy to use, enjoyed service. Compared to other service apps, for better quality

 
 

Lee from Lee Chavez Music
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Pain in the ass

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Also, the updates are a pain and don't fix anything.

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It works sometimes. It's (unfortunately) the common tool of virtual communication, but google hangout has it beat,

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It crashes, drops quality, and doesn't close when you hit the red X at the top right. Having to quit a program? Spotify even fixed that.

 
 

Larry from Zernerlaw
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

It's OK

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Not that intuitive, but once you make the call it gets the job done.

 
 

Gustavo from Sales
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great collaboration tool with Microsoft platform

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We love how it integrates with email, it is great collaboration for meetings, chatting and video at work. it does not uses a lot of computer resources.

 
 

Earl from Salesmakers inc
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Im loving it

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This product is very easy to use and i would suggest it to my affiliates to use

 
 

Tomas from TG Comics 512
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

My rev

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I like it but sometimes its a bit hard to figure out app

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Will continue to use

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None

 
 

Ed from Rival Pictures
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Skype ease of use

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App works all around the world. Relatively easy to start using the app. Conference functions are always stable.

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Control panel interface is confusing and not intuitive. Call and video quality is still left to be desired.

 
 

William from Cineplex
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Professional, easy, and ease of use are here with Skype

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After trying multiply paid products and free alternatives, Skype still remains the king for our business. Quick and easy to pickup and use, the user interface is easy and slim for all users. The connectivity never seems to fail, quality of calls is superb.

Pros

Ease of use
Quick connectivity
Inexpensive or free

Cons

Cannot think of any

 
 

Mitchell from Sportsbet.com.au Pty Ltd
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Poor cross-platform support

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Having such a complex solution in 2017 is not ideal; would highly recommend looking elsewhere (Slack, Hipchat) unless you're wedded to the Microsoft stack.

Pros

Integrates well with the Microsoft Outlook email client. Decent Windows client. Relatively straight-forward user interface. Beta version on Mac is looking increasingly promising.

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Support of current version on Mac (Lync 2011) is deplorable; very poor connectivity and integration with operating system. Beta version on Mac crashes. Inconsistent behavior with regards to online status between versions. Mobile apps have numerous dependencies which make the product very difficult to recommend.

 
 

Greg from Raytheon
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Recent transition to Skype for Business Went Smoothly

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Still learning but overall a very strong IM app for work.

Pros

- Easy to use and integrated very easily and smoothly into Microsoft Outlook'
- Eseentially one-touch launch of a meeting that can be added to any invite
- Visual interface of chat is clean and simple.
- Auto back ups of chats

Cons

-Not super clear how to hand off presenting. People get confused about the meaning of Give Control (so control of your app or of the ability to present?).
- Chatrs sometimes get lost when restarting app (but are saved, so that's good - not too difficult to find them)
- Audio doesn't work in our case, but that may be simply a business decision.

 
 

Cy from Rock 'N Seoul
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

My experience with Skype

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It would be helpful (though I'm not sure plausible) to allow for variances in environment when on a call with multiple people.
Fixing the problems with sound when there are more than three or four on a call
Disconnect issues with calls of four or more people would do to be improved just a bit.

Pros

The ability to interact with multiple people at one time (particularly on large business calls)
The ability to split time between call and chat without any (major) problems
A low rate of disconnection for the most part
The integrated function of chat, phone, and video

Cons

I have had issues with audio when more than three people are on a call
A few moments of lag between callers
When there is a group of five or more, disconnects happen more frequently
The software doesn't seem to account for environment some of the time (wind conditions, surrounding sound)

 
 

Carly from UTees
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Carly berizzi

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Very useful for when i need to meet regionally with other team memebers that don't work in HQ. I think its really easy to use & doesnt seem to have many issues :)

Pros

I think that the accessibility of it is key. Its so great how its an iphone app & very easy to use

Cons

Sometimes it cuts out & alot of the time that has to do with my wifi network but there is a point where i have great wifi so i think its the program sometimes

 
 

Justin from GSK
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

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I use it for work and it's cool but it shuts down alot

Pros

Great for seeing availability

Cons

Shuts down randomly

 
 

Starr from NASA
Specialty: Government - Federal
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Critical to Effective workday

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With 1/2 my business team co-located in Florida, I am able to use Skype from my Houston location and collaborate, edit and submit work daily. Without Skype this could take 10x longer and 100's of emails. Love, Love, LOVE Skype.

Pros

Sharing desktop and control.

Cons

Screen sharing size.

 
 

Paul from Fizzy Blood
Specialty: Media and Entertainment
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Efficient but not perfect

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This is a very user friendly tool that is handy for use when conferencing internationally and cross-country. My only complaint is that sometimes the quality of the video and audio can be unreliable, however it is my go-to product when wanting to conference call.

Pros

Ability to hold multi-person conferencing.
Functionality and user experience is good.

Cons

Interference happens more than usual and can disrupt communication

 
 
 
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