Meh: Skype for Business...a fair complement to other O365 apps.
February 17, 2016

Meh: Skype for Business...a fair complement to other O365 apps.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skype for Business

It's used across the organization. We recently converted from Google Apps to Office 365, so skype for business was essentially a replacement for gchat. For that reason alone, it is definitely a welcome relief and an effective collaboration tool.
  • Detects your location and sets it to one of your preset locations.
  • Simple user interface.
  • It works well with other Microsoft tools.
  • Not terribly excited about the skype rebranding (I like it better when it was Lync).
  • I'm not a fan of the way it organizes contacts.
  • Not having control over my conversation history (allows system admins to deactivate that--not cool).
  • Positive: Easy to determine availability of colleagues.
  • Negative: It's kind of a bummer that Skype for Business doesn't seem to work on my Windows phone (I wonder if it's because I have the standard Skype app and it's somehow not able to treat the user profiles differently). I didn't have this problem with the Lync app, although I understand the backend setup is mostly the same. Weird.
  • Neutral: I suppose the platform stability of having "all Microsoft" O365 tools is a positive. So Skype for Business just seems to fit into that puzzle neatly.
I didn't have much a choice on this.

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

High quality audio
8
High quality video
8
Low bandwidth requirements
8
Desktop sharing
8
Whiteboards
8
Calendar integration
10
Meeting initiation
10
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
10
Live chat
10
Audience polling
Not Rated
User authentication
Not Rated
Participant roles & permissions
Not Rated
Confidential attendee list
Not Rated