Fully accessible Skype features
We can also guide you on how to make a success of the powerful features Skype for Business offers.
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Communicating with your important clients and co-workers can be done smoothly through Skype for Business, giving you that competitive advantage.
Communicate with each other anywhere on any device with meetings of up to 250 participants without having to be in the same place. These can be free if they are Skype to Skype as well. This opens your business to the potential to run large digital events even when others don’t have Skype as they can dial in and join via PSTN, mobile or Dial-in Conference via a standard telephone number.
INCREASE YOUR EVENT’S CAPACITY
DIAL IN FROM ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD
BE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
INCREASE YOUR EVENT’S CAPACITY
Host up to a staggering 250 people in one meeting or event
With Skype for businesses, you have a room capacity of up to 250 people meaning you could potentially run large digital events and conferences. You don’t have to worry about all 250 people talking at once since it puts you the user in full control. You can be the soul speaker muting and unmute people to speak when necessary.Get in touch
DIAL IN FROM ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD
Your clients can call from anywhere in the world without using your mobile’s international rates
With Skype for Business your clients won’t even need the Skype app. Moreover, you can provide them with a unique dial in code for each meeting that you host. This allows them to dial in from anywhere, even internationally and be given a local number thus avoid international rate charges.Get in touch
BE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
Compatible with a vast range of devices and operating systems
Skype is available for Mobile (Android/Apple/Microsoft), Laptop, Desktop, Mac and Tablets so no matter where you are as long as you have a device and internet access, you’ll be available to your clients.Get in touch
Record your meetings so you can review later
Skype recoding solution records every element of the meeting including audio, video, Instant messaging, screen sharing, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard activity and polling making sure you don’t miss any kind of valuable data. It can prove useful if the content is valuable and needed to be used on your social media platforms. Many businesses also need this function to be complaint with their own regulated sector.Get in touch
Frequently Asked Questions
Firstly, Skype for Business (previously called Lync) provides a separation between family life and work. Secondly, Skype for Business offers more features, specific to business use. These include:
- Cost saving – the most obvious reason to switch to Skype for Business is that you can make Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone anywhere in the world. You can do it for free, or at a greatly smaller cost if they are using other internet platforms or ordinary landlines. All you pay is a flat rate per user, and the small additional cost when phoning landlines.
- Skype for Business syncs with other MS Office products, so you can book meetings or group calls in advance using Outlook. If you have another meeting on Outlook, Skype can be set to automatically show you as busy or unavailable should someone try to call you during that time.
- Virtually meet with up to 250 people – yes, 250! Share documents, pictures etc. while conducting meetings with people from anywhere else in the world. In addition to this, meetings can be broadcast to up to 10 000 users. You can stream audio, video, and PowerPoint presentations, track sentiment and enable third parties to add audience polling, formal Q&As and other functionality.
- Flexibility – above all, stay in touch with your staff no matter where they are. Staff can freely roam within the office as well and not be stuck at a desk or a specific phone. Moreover, you can delegate calls, meaning your assistant can handle calls that you are too busy to take.
*All parties to the call need to be on Skype for Business or the free version of Skype.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, Lync there’s been an upgrade and rebrand as Skype for Business.
You can use a wide variety of devices, such as the built-in speakers, microphone and even webcams on most laptops. Or you could even use free-standing microphones, speakers and webcams.
Headsets and webcams
For the sake of more privacy and convenience, many users adopt headsets instead. Headsets are fairly cheap: moreover, we can help you choose from a wide range of devices that will best suit your needs.
Webcams are not crucial – you will still be able to see the video feeds from the other participants, but they won’t be able to see you.
No. Because it’s better to use secure email for sending sensitive data, such as our own email filtering service.
In fact, rather badly. Skype for Business links to a primary account and changing that can cause various issues. It’s more sound to keep your existing business email account for Skype and create a new Skype account for your new email address. Then you can gradually phase that one in by booking new meetings/ conference calls on the new account, whilst still keeping the old account open for meetings/ conference calls that have already been set.
This is usually part of MS Office, but may also require the installation of the latest version of Skype for Business Server.
Yes, our friendly staff will help you with any questions and setting up your devices.
You can schedule your meetings in advance via Outlook, or you could create impromptu meetings using Skype itself. Simply create a new conversation, select all the relevant participants, and message or call them. Simply right-clicking on the group icon that will appear and selecting “Call Group”, “Send IM”, or any of the other commands. Instead of creating a new conversation, you could also use an existing group.
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