Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

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Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview

Recent Reviews

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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Skype for business review

9 out of 10
October 27, 2021
Skype for business is used across the whole organization in Capgemini. We use Skype to connect with colleagues and to organize meetings. …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2021
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2019

Popular Features

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Desktop sharing (193)

8.1
81%

High quality audio (192)

8.0
80%

High quality video (187)

7.8
78%

Low bandwidth requirements (184)

6.8
68%

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What is Skype for Business (formerly Lync), 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Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.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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Features Scorecard

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

7.4
74%

Screen Sharing

7.8
78%

Online Meetings / Events

7.7
77%

Online Events Collaboration

7.8
78%

Online Events Security

7.5
75%

Product Details

What is Skype for Business (formerly Lync), 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Skype for Business was a unified communications tool superseded by Microsoft Teams.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 (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams Technical Details

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Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams?

Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.

What is Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams's best feature?

Reviewers rate Calendar integration and Live chat highest, with a score of 8.3.

Who uses Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams?

The most common users of Skype for Business (formerly Lync), now part of Microsoft Teams are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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March 21, 2022

Skype Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Review Source
  • 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 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Roshni Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Communication is efficient, and it has allowed for more efficient time management, particularly with the mobile app, which is very user-friendly.
  • Clear, concise communication channels allow people to communicate at any time and from any location.
  • All the best features of Skype are contained in a single application. While this may be beneficial in the long run, there are some drawbacks.
Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Review Source
  • 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
Review Source
  • 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.
June 13, 2021

Okay app for IM

Sushant goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It provides work of calling, screen sharing, files and documents sharing so [it] saves nearly 50% of expenses use[d] to buy different software for each work.
  • It is easy to install, easy to use and learn thus saving time, and time is money as we all know. Which leads to employees working on work they are assigned instead of giving time to learn Skype for Business.
  • Calling to phone numbers from Skype for Business is cheaper than network providers so again saving money equivalent to 5-10%.