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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Skype for Business

Skype for business is literally good for everything no matter if it's a quick conversation, question and answer, or simple file sharing. It can do it all.It is much better and faster way of communication than email if you want to get fast answer. But its integration with Outlook makes it just easy if you want to shoot a question about some email that you received and you do not completely understand it or you have more questions about your project. Less appropriate usage would be for chit chats as your employees can lose focus having fun chatting with other employees in their private conversation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Skype for Business
7.4
High quality audio
Skype for Business
8.1
High quality video
Skype for Business
8.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Skype for Business
6.5
Mobile support
Skype for Business
7.2

Screen Sharing

Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
Skype for Business
8.4
Whiteboards
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Meetings / Events

Skype for Business
8.1
Calendar integration
Skype for Business
8.8
Meeting initiation
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
Skype for Business
7.1
Record meetings / events
Skype for Business
8.0
Slideshows
Skype for Business
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

Skype for Business
8.1
Live chat
Skype for Business
8.6
Audience polling
Skype for Business
8.0
Q&A
Skype for Business
7.8

Online Events Security

Skype for Business
8.1
User authentication
Skype for Business
8.2
Participant roles & permissions
Skype for Business
7.9
Confidential attendee list
Skype for Business
8.2

Pros

Skype for Business

  • Ability for all users to download presentation content to their local machine during a presentation. This is a strength for Skype for Business as it allows presenters to share content quickly without having to send an email.
  • Ability to add Skype for Business Meeting Link in a meeting invite (Outlook Plug-In). This is a strength for Skype for Business as it integrates and works well with Outlook to provide a quick link to your conference call. This is extremely helpful for those who are traveling often and work via mobile device because the link is easy to access and quick to open.
  • The ability to add additional users to the call. This is a great strength for Skype for Business as it is an efficient and smooth way to add contacts to your meeting without having to end the call.
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Cons

Skype for Business

  • It needs integration with modern software development tools, even if they are open-source.
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Likelihood to Renew

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.0
Based on 5 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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Usability

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 12 answers
I use it daily to communicate with my team
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Support

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.5
Based on 26 answers
If you aren't using 0365 for Skype, then the infrastructure can be intimidating and complex, depending on your needs. Hosting on 0365 is a no brainer if you are greenfield.
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Implementation

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Alternatives Considered

Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams seems to do everything that Skype does, but allows for much more collaboration with Office products, is much less clunky, and is much more easy to understand, seemingly. For videoconferencing, especially with offsite or non-organization users, Zoom is unrivaled in my opinion. It's lightweight, easy for everyone to use, and has great options for collaboration and sharing.
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Return on Investment

Skype for Business

  • Skype has allowed us to communicate quickly and easily across departments.
  • Unfortunately, has proven to be confusing and unused by some users.
  • Users' non-use of Skype can be pretty detrimental to the performance of some lower-powered machines especially.
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Pricing Details

Skype for Business

General

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

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