Posts Tagged ‘Skype for Business Upgrade’

“Skype for Business in Shutting Down”: Mark your calendars as Microsoft makes the move

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

The “Skype Shutting Down” news has taken the business space by a storm. Yet again a transition is here from Microsoft. This time it is Skype for business Online into Teams. The very popular business communication tool now transits itself into Microsoft Teams, a better collaboration platform that can be integrated to Office 365.

Many customers have been most interested in the cut-over deadline to make sure they transit in time and perform necessary steps for Skype for Business upgrade. Microsoft has answered to that and if you are following the recent news on “Skype shutting down”, the deadline is: July 31, 2021.

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Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019 is Finally Here!

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Here’s good news for all those waiting for the next and improved version of Skype: Skype for Business 2019 is out!

With the general availability of Microsoft Skype for business server 2019, there is a hype to know what features are actually present in the final release, as promised in the public preview. Since Microsoft is showing Cloud-first approach for most of itsSkype for business server 2019 products, this was the most awaited version for the cloud users who were promised a great many features in the public preview. Let’s dig deep into the final release of Microsoft Skype for business Server 2019.

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MachPanel Cloud Automation – Skype for Business is Available Now!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Skype for Business – Automation and Provisioning Solution

MachPanel Skype for Business enables you to experience and offer Skype for Business to your customers and grow your business. Now with MachPanel Skype for Business, you can provisioning, manage and bill your customer for Skype for Business and leverage UCaaS (UC as a Service) across the globe.

Do you need help to deploy Skype for Business?

MachSol offers turn-key services for Microsoft Skype for Business deployment, configuration, management and setting up complete infrastructure to let you offer Unified Communication as a Services (UCaaS). We can help you migrate or upgrade from legacy Microsoft Lync environment to Microsoft Skype for Business.

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Lync is now Skype for Business — What’s New!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Earlier this year Microsoft announced Skype for Business will take over Microsoft Lync and in April Skype for Business update for Lync was rolled out that introduced completely new UI and UX based on commercial version of the Skype. Following are some of the highlights of Microsoft Skype for Business:

  • – New look and feel
  • – Call from Skype for Business using your desk phone for audio
  • – Integration with the Skype directory
  • – Call Monitor
  • – Rate My Call
  • – Quick access to call controls
  • – Emoticons

The new UI is much similar to Skype and probably intended to keep the same user experience between the two different versions of the Skype. This includes the format of the IM, presence indicators, buttons, icons and other UI elements including emotions in Skype. Calling features include dialling to your desk phone if you have Skype for Business Server 2015 and it is just seamless call experience aside having rich integration of Skype directory to locate contacts. Call monitor is another good and handy feature introduced in Skype for Business which can expand to full screen and to the smaller miniature window for active Skype calls with complete call controls and quick access. Similar to the commercial version of the Skype, you can rate call quality which will help Skype for Business Server administrators to identify problems and improvements based on feedback data collected via rate my call features. However, this feature of Rate My Call works only for the on-premise deployments.

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