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Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Formerly Lync

Overview

What is Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams?

Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.

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Recent Reviews

Beyond expectation

9 out of 10
January 17, 2024
Limited features for business collaboration find it lacking in terms of advanced features.Business depend heavily on communication tools …
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Great Software!

9 out of 10
December 16, 2022
We use Skype for Business to work with employees all across the country. The instant chat feature allows our staff to ask a quick question …
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Skype Review

6 out of 10
March 21, 2022
Skype for Business had an excellent use case. since we were using Microsoft products for Collaboration, the integration was seamless. the …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Desktop sharing (190)
    8.7
    87%
  • High quality audio (189)
    8.0
    80%
  • High quality video (184)
    7.7
    77%
  • Low bandwidth requirements (181)
    6.5
    65%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Pricing

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What is Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams?

Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.

What is GoTo Connect?

GoToConnect, from GoTo, is a cloud-based business phone system with built-in web-based video conferencing solutions. It includes features such as call analytics, call recording, softphone, fax to email, voicemail to email, and desktop integration.

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Features

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Features related to the performance, reliability & compatibility of web conferencing and webinar (online events) software.

7.5
Avg 8.0

Screen Sharing

Features related to remote screen sharing capabilities.

8.5
Avg 8.0

Online Meetings / Events

Features related to hosting and attending meetings and events online.

7.8
Avg 8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Features related to collaboration between attendees during web conferences, webinars, and other online events.

8.5
Avg 8.4

Online Events Security

Features related to the security of meetings and other events held via web conferencing/webinar software.

8
Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams?

Skype for Business was a unified communications tool superseded by Microsoft Teams.

For personal use, Skype Desktop and Mobile apps are still available for download, but for business functionality the vendor now fully supports Microsoft Teams as the replacement for Skype for Business.

Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.

Reviewers rate Live chat highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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December 16, 2022

Great Software!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Skype for Business was a great tool used before COVID but definitely was a life saver during COVID
  • We are a tech company so we are able to manage our own Skype for Business platform
Pavel Khan Opu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It enables my team to easily message one another and communicate in real-time, even though we are not physically located in the same office space.
  • It provides a global platform for communication that projects, organizations, groups, etc., can use to share insights individually or in groups.
  • It allows internal calls and messages, whether those calls are made using a centralized phone system, a local line, an international line, or a combination of the three.
Khairul Islam Tonmoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It's a longtime video conferencing staple. The user interface is uncomplicated, and the voice quality is excellent.
  • It's the best tool for team-to-team chats and calls. We can share our screen to discuss issues or show them to remote users.
March 21, 2022

Skype Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Microsoft spent a lot of money in order to purchase Skype. Millions of people use Skype every day. Skype should concentrate on solving these issues rather than thinking of launching new features.
  • It is nowhere in competition for apps like zoom
Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy-to-use and capable of meeting our needs in terms of both audio and video, it's an excellent choice.
  • Attendees should not incur unnecessary outing costs, and setting up the meeting is simple.
  • Only business meeting options and customer handling are appropriate to ensure a smooth meeting.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The meeting is easy to coordinate.
  • The only business meeting option is very suitable for holding a smooth meeting.
  • Customer handling.
  • Suitable for personal and professional use.
  • Unnecessary travel expense should be avoided.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Merging Skype with Teams has made things complicated for our users who only want to use it to chat. We do have some older machines and chatting in Teams uses more memory than Skype did.
  • Since we subscribe to the entire Office 365 package, it is economical for conferences, although many of our users prefer Zoom over Teams because of simplicity. So we have purchased some Zoom licenses as well because of this.
  • Having the Teams Channels feature is very nice for group projects, so the versatility of Microsoft Teams is a plus. We have both features in one product--Chat for quick conversations and Channels for more in-depth project conversations.
Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It's included for free in the Office 365 bundle, and it improves productivity by providing simple, direct means of communication.
  • An easy-to-deploy method ensures that all employees can communicate with each other at all times.
  • Internal communication has become more efficient, and time management has improved due to the mobile app, which is highly user friendly.
Dushyant Pathak (DKP) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • In the move to WFH for the over 90000 employees of the firm in 13 different timezones, Skype for [Business], as the primary communication tool has been the most critical factor in ensuring there's not a communication breakdown.
  • An average of 7 calls a day and around 50-60 text messages are sent via Skype for [Business]. These communications are critical for [the] continued delivery of our services.
  • Video/voice calling and screen sharing features of Skype have played a great role in simulating a shared workspace scenario in the virtual mode as best as possible.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has a major business impact as we do every meeting, presentation, business meetings, follow-up meetings, update meetings on Skype only.
  • Sharing screens and taking commands is [a] very simple and essential feature in Skype.
  • No additional training is required to use this tool.
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