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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kristtine from PEP
Specialty: Nonprofit
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

A good app, but not sure it's keeping up with competitors

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It is a good app, but it seems it's not evolving like others in this category.

Pros

It is a great tool for business purposes and many of my peers use it. It's easy and inexpensive, which I appreciate.

Cons

There are other apps out now that do much more, and you'd be wise to look around, in my opinion.

 
 

SAMUEL from NETLINKTECH LIMITED
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Skype for Business delivers all the time.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Cloud storage space should be increased.

Pros

Cloud PBX

Cons

500G Cloud space.

 
 

Scott from NGC Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Not the Skype from Years Ago

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I used to use Skype for communications about 10 years ago while working overseas. The program was easy to use and had a very limited learning curve. I then used Lync for work and while it was a nice more business-like on-line meeting software and had more features than the "old" Skype, it was heavy on resources and also was inconsistent in performance. So when Skype for Business came around and I heard it combined features of both previous tools, I was happy to try it. It works for communication just like the old Skype I was used to and had features from Lync that allowed for business meetings and the features seem to be very useful. I need to continue to work on using Skype for Business but it appears to be something that will add value and make for a very nice on-line meeting software.

Pros

Easy to use, integrates with Outlook, doesn't seem to bog down my computer and can be used with non-Skype account holders.

Cons

Takes a lot of trial and error to figure out as the tutorials didn't help a lot.

 
 

Laura from Array Advisors
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Skype Review

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Skype for Business is an easily learned web conferencing software. It provides a robust set of features and is very easy to learn. Sometimes users who do not have Skype and need to use the web-based version can experience some difficulty, but otherwise it's a great tool!

 
 

Abraham from Rishavena Home Health Care Agency, Inc.
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Skype is right

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This product is fantastic and easy to use. If you've ever used Skype for personal use, then you will feel very much at home. Unfortunately, we overestimated our need for it. We did not utilize the software as often as we had projected and the relationship was ended in the first quarter of 2017.

Pros

Easy to use with almost identical interface as the commercial version of the product - making it very familiar to most office staff. Calls are usually smooth with crystal clear audio and vivid video. Easy to conference the entire office, even those on the field, with important or emergency meetings and announcements.

Cons

N/A (NOT APPLICABLE). There are no negative aspects of the software that I can confidently state at this time.

 
 

shannon from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Love Skype Business !

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N/A

So, I use Skype on a personal level and a business level. Skype is great tool in the business arena because it allows you to connect with people quickly, host video calls, and is a quick access for phone calls.

Pros

Multiple features make this product a win
-Organization
-Video calls
-import contacts
-notifications
-ability to access from multiple devices

Cons

Occasional technical issues

 
 

Sean from Lydia Real Estate LLC
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Skype is Great for Business Calls!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Skype for Business is very easy to use and is the easiest way to communicate with clients all over the globe.

Cons

Skype for Business relies on a high speed internet connection for the best quality and in many countries the internet speeds are slow.

 
 

Scott from TRAM Group
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Simple interface

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It is nice because it is free to use

Pros

No cost
Communicate easily and quickly with country outside of US
Easy to setup
Has share screen option - very convenient when trying to explain or show something

Cons

Call quality (lag and sometimes call would disconnect)
Share screen feature is too small. The power point that was being shared was difficult to read

 
 

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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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Cons

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

Hipopotamus

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Cons

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

Skype

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Cons

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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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A

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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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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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N/A
Value for Money

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

Pros

Will continue to use

Cons

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

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

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N/A
Value for Money

Pros

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

Cons

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

 
 
 
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