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Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2020

Simple and complete tool for business communication. Great.

Score 9 out of 10
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8
Skype for Business is a tool that works very well with the Windows platform in all its functions. It is a good tool when you are on the move and you don't have a computer to connect with. Calls and video calls can quickly download internet traffic if this is limited by the telephone operator; so it is better to limit yourself to chats and, if you really can not make calls with the normal SIM, you can call, but for a limited time.
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María Lucía Santagata | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 20, 2019

An alternative when communicating with clients

Score 9 out of 10
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7
As I wrote before, I think is an easy-to-download tool that doesn't require much system/hardware specifications, but also it doesn't work properly in cases of bad internet connection. Also, I think it needs to be more intuitive when it comes to fixing sound and microphone problems, because once you enter the call, if you didn't allow Skype for Business to access to your microphone (by mistake), for example, then you don't have the possibility to change it, so you have to leave the meeting and rejoin to fix the problem.
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Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 15, 2019

Skype for your Business

Score 8 out of 10
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8
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.
The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2019

Skype for Business

Score 10 out of 10
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10
It's an easy and intuitive program. There isn't anything complicated about it. It's even easy to transfer phone calls.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 29, 2019

Skype for Business is your go-to for conference calls

Score 7 out of 10
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8
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 12, 2019

Skype for Business is Behind the Pack

Score 2 out of 10
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4
The basics of Skype are easy to use (i.e. sending an IM, adding a Skype meeting to a meeting, presenting your desktop). However, Skype is just too far behind competitors in terms of functionality. It is very basic, and doesn't offer the same functionality as other tools like multiple audience types, organizers vs. presenters, Q&A, Polling, etc.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 04, 2019

Decent communication tool, but it's getting old

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7
It is a good tool and connects to other Microsoft applications well. But problems with Skype Meetings (mainly sound), slowness (for 2019), and arguably better-competing applications do not allow me to give it a higher grade.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2019

Sykpe works for you

Score 10 out of 10
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10
Skype for Business is very easy to use. It does what you expect, and it does it very well. No training is required for staff.
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Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 19, 2016

Skype for Business Review

Score 8 out of 10
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9
I find it very easy to use and easy to operate. It is definitely easy to get used to and from a user perspective is a solid product. I also find it to be very handy and useful for a small-mid-sized org like ours. It is easy to communicate effectively and get information quickly.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

High quality audio (120)
8.1
High quality video (115)
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements (112)
6.7
Mobile support (82)
7.2
Desktop sharing (120)
8.3
Whiteboards (73)
7.7
Calendar integration (109)
8.7
Meeting initiation (116)
8.3
Integrates with social media (52)
7.3
Record meetings / events (90)
7.8
Slideshows (65)
8.4
Live chat (112)
8.4
Audience polling (52)
7.9
Q&A (46)
7.7
User authentication (84)
8.1
Participant roles & permissions (92)
7.8
Confidential attendee list (67)
8.0

About Skype for Business

Skype for Business is part of Microsoft’s 365 suite offering and provides an IP PBX for online messaging and web conferencing. It includes features such as live streaming meetings, dialing into conference calls, and the ability to make, receive, and transfer calls via a computer or mobile device. It offers a free version of its service with basic features, and a licensed version that offers its full suite of tools.

Previously, Skype for Business integrated with Skype for Business Server to provide a complete, unified communications offering. However, in 2018, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams would eventually replace Skype for Business.

Existing users of Skype for Business can continue to utilize its software, and it is available for download, however, Microsoft itself recommends that potential users looking to work with Skype for Business, should purchase Microsoft Teams instead. Features of Skype for Business are being incorporated into Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Teams includes many features that Skype for Business does not. However, users of Skype for Business can still use it alongside Microsoft Teams.

Skype for Business’s key features remain, such as its support for PSTN conferencing, video and audio recording of calls, and screen and computer access tool. Its support of PSTN allows for its users to connect their conference calls using their phones. These same calls can support up to 250 users.

Skype for Business Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No