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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

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    7.3

    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

    73%
    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    194 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    189 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    186 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    151 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

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    N/A
    7.7

    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

    77%
    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    195 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    122 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

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    N/A
    7.7

    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

    77%
    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    178 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    186 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    86 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    147 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    116 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

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    7.7

    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

    77%
    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    175 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    96 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    97 Ratings

    Online Events Security

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    N/A
    7.5

    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

    75%
    Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    146 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    151 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    113 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

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      7.4

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      74%
      200 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

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      9.0

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      90%
      7 Ratings

      Usability

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      0 Ratings
      8.9

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      89%
      14 Ratings

      Support Rating

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      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.4

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      84%
      76 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

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      7.0

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      70%
      4 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Pros

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      • Quickly check a user's status and communicate with them.
      • Video conferencing is breathtaking, and the voice quality is excellent.
      • It's a very user-friendly site with straightforward responses.
      • Cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployment options are available for document sharing via chat.
      • The video conferencing quality is excellent, and it is possible to organize your groups in a professional manner.
      • This tool is easy to use and integrates with Calendar to view team members' schedules.
      Roshni Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cons

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      • Skype's UI leaves a lot to be desired, especially considering newer platforms like Zoom, Teams, Slack, Meet, and so on. It's slow and lacks many features that are now de facto in the newer communication apps.
      • Skype calendar also is often buggy - meeting times do not get updated on the calendar even if the correct time does come up on the Outlook calendar.
      • It does not give you the option to mute chats - oftentimes, you want to keep some group chats on mute without leaving them entirely.
      • Closing off a chat before it's saved will remove it from Skype history. You'd need to go search for it on Outlook mail.
      Dushyant Pathak (DKP) | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Pricing Details

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      General

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services
      Entry-level set up fee?
      No

      Starting Price

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      General

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services
      Entry-level set up fee?
      No

      Starting Price

      Likelihood to Renew

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams 9.0
      Based on 7 answers
      The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
      Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Usability

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams 8.9
      Based on 14 answers
      Skype for Business is fairly user-friendly and has a good UI. It has strong audio and video conference call capabilities. It's easy to conduct meetings with various stakeholders across different locations and timezones. The chat and share a file or share my screen functions work seamlessly. If your company uses Office 365, then I would highly recommend it.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Support Rating

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams 8.4
      Based on 76 answers
      I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
      Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Implementation Rating

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams 7.0
      Based on 4 answers
      Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
      Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Alternatives Considered

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
      Jian Groenewald | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Return on Investment

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      Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

      • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
      • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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