Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

Connect your teams with a familiar experience and in the Office applications they use every day. With Skype for Business you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing. Skype for Business 2015 is available as an on premise, an online or a hybrid solution.

Skype for Business Server 2015

Secured and controlled Unified Communications deployed on your own servers.

  • Instant messaging & presence
  • Peer-to-peer VoIP and video
  • Audio, video and web conferencing
  • Enterprise Voice and Audio connectivity
  • Connectivity to others through the Skype network
  • Client and server developer platform
  • Clients will be available on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and web browsers
  • Enhance communication security with built-in encryption and authorization through Active Directory
  • Deployed in your datacenters and managed by you
  • Scalable through additional servers, pools, and datacenters
  • Multiple architectural options to meet your business continuity and disaster recovery requirements
  • Software upgrades on your schedule
  • In-place discovery across Skype for Business, Exchange, and SharePoint through the eDiscovery Center
  • options for instant messaging, audio and video calls and online collaboration all in one app
  • work together directly from Office applications
  • reach colleagues throughout the organization
  • Calling a landline or setting up video conferences with other systems are no problem
  • works hand in hand with most communication technologies
  • save costs by upgrading to a single solution which includes audio and video as well as online meetings

Skype for Business Hybrid

Enhance your Server deployment with the power of the Microsoft Cloud to expand your IT options without added complexity. The Hybrid deployment provides your company with a complete feature set that is scalable, versatile and economical.

  • Split users between Server and Online based on their communication needs (Split Domain)
  • Easily migrate users to the cloud as Microsoft adds more tools that support their Hybrid platform
  • Use Skype for Business Server with Exchange Online
  • Integration with System Center Advisor enhances reporting in the cloud

Skype for Business Online

Skype Meetings

Skype Meetings provide audio, video, and web conferencing on the Internet, with the ability to schedule a meeting in advance or start one at any time. Up to 250 people can join a meeting, using the smartphones, tablets, PCs, phones, and meeting room devices.

Audio Conferencing allows anyone to join your Skype Meetings using only a telephone. Useful for joining anytime a phone is more convenient than a tablet or PC, or anyplace without Internet access.
Skype Meeting Broadcast extends the reach of Skype Meetings to up to 10,000 attendees for webinars, all-hands meetings, and other one-to-many presentations. Scheduling options allow you to limit attendance to people in your organization or open it to everyone on the Internet.

Skype for Business voice

Skype for Business provides voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling over your network and the internet to users in your company, Skype for Business users in other companies, and Skype consumer users around the world. Users can easily add video or content sharing to any call.

Phone System in Office 365 provides the features you need to eliminate traditional PBX systems and the associated costs.

Audio Calling enables users to call traditional phone numbers using Skype for Business, and enables companies to purchase phone numbers and calling plans as part of their Office 365 subscription.

Purchasing Options for Skype for Business Online

Online Plan Small and Medium Business Enterprise Plans

Skype for Business Online Plan 2

Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Enterprise E1*
  Office 365 Business Premium Office 365 Enterprise E3*
    Office 365 Enterprise E5*

* Option for Calling Plans: Customers with E1 and E3 can upgrade to Audio Conferencing and Phone System + Calling Plans as standalone offers. Customers with E5 can directly add Calling Plans. For international availability:  click here.

 

Related News

Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will be retired August 1, 2018

Leipzig, 07/31/2018 – Both Skype for Business Online Plan 1 commercial and government SKUs will be retired, effective August 1 2018. After that date customers can no longer purchase new Skype for Business Plan 1 subscriptions, and existing subscriptions will not renew automatically when they expire and will not provide a renewal option.

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