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

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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Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.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Skype for Business was a unified communications tool superseded by Microsoft Teams.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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Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
August 30, 2019

Sykpe works for you

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
María Lucía Santagata | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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.