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Skype for Business top features

The new Skype for Business is our boldest and best Skype for Business release ever, with innovation across the board. Skype for Business has always made it easy for people to communicate wherever they are, but we’re making it even better with new and improved features:


Stay in touch anywhere: Skype for Business enables users to communicate securely anywhere they have network connectivity, and automatically adapts to network conditions.


Use the device you want: Skype for Business makes communicating easier with a consistent and familiar experience available on Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones. The new immersive Skype for Business app for Windows provides a seamless touch-first experience.

 


Communicate in the right way: Skype for Business unifies voice and video calls, Skype for Business Meetings, presence, and instant messaging (IM) in one easy-to-use client, making it simple to choose and switch between different forms of communication. 

 

 


Connect with the outside world: Skype for Business federation extends unified communications securely over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and partners using Skype for Business or Skype.


Take advantage of standards-based HD video: Skype for Business uses open standards including H.264 SVC to provide a high-quality video experience on a wide range of devices.


Make virtual meetings more effective: See up to five meeting participants simultaneously with new multiparty HD video support. You can choose who to see or let Skype for Business choose for you. 


Easily join meetings: Joining a Skype for Business Meeting requires only a single touch or click on smartphones, tablets, and PCs.


Extend Skype for Business Meetings outside your organization with browser-based access: The Skype for Business Web App allows PC and Mac users to join a Skype for Business Meeting from a browser and delivers a full online meeting experience including IM, voice, multiparty video, data collaboration and sharing.


Take notes in OneNote: OneNote share allows users in to create and share OneNote digital meeting notes within Skype for Business Meetings.


Quickly and intuitively find the best way to communicate: Quick Skype for Business is a menu that appears over a contact in the Skype for Business contact list and shows available communication modes.

 

 

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FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Skype for Business (formerly Lync) in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Skype for Business for mobile

Skype for Business clients are available for the following mobile devices:

Windows Phone

iPad

iPhone

Android