Imagine this, there is an important board meeting scheduled in the calendar with all the important figureheads of the company, but, some of the board find themselves off site maybe working from home, away elsewhere on business and some even on holiday on a completely different time zone. Problem? Of course not. With Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync), you can now assemble the boardroom anytime, anywhere, virtually.
The amalgamation of Lync and Skype is an exciting one and for existing users of both communication tools, the interface will still feel familiar just with a slightly glossier makeover. One of the most useful features for users is the call monitor which, during an active call, is visible in a small window that will still allow users to switch between screens and tasks during call participation.
Skype for Business brings together the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the most loved and trusted communications platform for doing things together.
Fundamentally, the development of Skype for Business has enabled Microsoft to create a new client experience, a new server release and update the service within Office 365. This only further enhances and supports Microsoft’s position as market leaders in communications and their efforts to transform business practices.