The First video conference tool I have ever used
Updated March 07, 2022

The First video conference tool I have ever used

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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

We use Skype for business for almost all business meetings, being an international organization and having to work with colleagues mostly outside of the country skype for business is one of the tools which is part of the startup list in our desktops, workstations, and laptops some of us use it even in our handheld devices. The only feature which was missing in the version which our company was using is the ability to transfer files this is one of the most used tools/software for most of us.
  • conference calls
  • messaging with notification
  • syncing with outlook calendar
  • status settings
  • organization of contacts
  • conversation history
  • connection to corporate directory
  • organization charts
  • file sharing
  • task tracking as a group
  • multi screen sharing
  • Multiple presenters
  • connection with other productivity applications
  • most preferred communication tool
  • easy to track meetings at one place
  • group calls
  • group chats
  • organization of contacts
  • connect with organization chart
We have recently started using the tools which I listed above, these are contemporary with all the additional features required for the world which is looking at the work from home option as the new normal, some functions in our organization are thinking of completely making work from home as a full-time option. having said this, there are several new use cases coming into the picture which require concurrent updates and sharing thoughts visually as if we do if we were in a common room, with the whiteboards, and so on. Skype for business is losing the sheen to this millennial software.

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Organization of meetings were a cakewalk when I started using Skype for business back in 2014, I was able to check the calendars of colleagues when I try to schedule a meeting, this was so easy and precise, there was no need to check back with each of them for their availability and so on. Proposing a new time by tentatively accepting the meeting invite is something which I first learned on Skype for business we have always felt that the file transfer option could have been added for better track of conversations and the related documents which are shared over one platform itself.

Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams Feature Ratings

High quality audio
High quality video
Low bandwidth requirements
Mobile support
Desktop sharing
Calendar integration
Meeting initiation
Live chat
Participant roles & permissions