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Skype for Business with Audio Conferencing & Phone System

Business meetings on the move for less

The Microsoft Standard


Skype for Business is an audio and HD video conferencing tool enabling businesses to meet over the internet from anywhere in the world. Natively included in Office 365 subscriptions, the features available in Skype for Business vary between Business and Enterprise plans with Phone System, Calling Plan and Audio Conferencing available to purchase separately as add-ons. With seamless integration for Outlook, Skype gives you instant access to meetings by allowing you to schedule them directly within your business calendars. Featuring enterprise-grade security, you can be assured any internal or external conversations are safe and secure.

 

Skype for Business will exceed 100 million enterprise seats by 2018.

 

Perfect for the SMB to Enterprise markets


Skype for Business is the ideal video and web conferencing solution for the SMB to Enterprise market. By helping businesses work quicker and more effectively across departments, audio and video calls can be hosted in minutes. All it takes is a simple click of a button on your smartphone, tablet or PC and you can be connected to your colleagues from across the room in the office, city-wide locations or even across countries.

 

Microsoft Teams will eventually incorporate all Skype for Business Features


Announced by Microsoft at their Ignite Conference in 2017, Microsoft Teams will become the new face for Skype for Business. While the Skype brand will remain as the Voice and Video experience, Teams will eventually replace all Skype for Business features and become the new go-to product for your customers, which is naturally built into the Office 365 suite. For existing Skype for Business and Office 365 customers, migration to Teams can be initiated when all the capabilities included meet their business requirements.

Talk more, spend less with dial-in conferencing


The Audio Conferencing add-on for Skype for Business is best for those who need to meet on the move for less. Available for Office 365 Business Premium, Enterprise E1 and E3 subscription plans, and automatically included in E5, dial-in conferencing is easy to set up and you’ll only ever need to purchase it for those employees who intend to lead or host meetings.

Great in a pinch for when internet connectivity is limited or for those working remotely, Audio Conferencing enables anyone to enter the audio portion of a meeting by using a unique conference ID and dial-in code. It means you get much better call quality from a landline, VoIP or mobile device, enabling you to talk more and spend less with the most cost-effective option through Office 365.

Benefits to you:

  • Create more business opportunities
  • Discover improved call quality
  • Use landline, VoIP and mobile
  • Perfect for remote workers

Modernise your space with Skype for Business Phone System


Phone is an open and flexible phone system that enables modern businesses to scale quickly. Moving from a traditional platform isn’t always the easiest choice, but knowing you can save company spend with a hosted cloud solution is a winning formula.
By using your existing phone lines, the Phone System add-on is perfect for the SMB market and available for those on current Office 365 Business Premium, Enterprise E1 and E3 subscriptions. A low upfront fee combined with reduced hardware costs means you can use all the same features of your traditional system - including call forwarding, call transfer, and caller ID to name just a few – within the Cloud.

Benefits to you:

  • Low upfront cost
  • Reduce strain on hardware by eliminating the need
  • Enjoy all the same features as a traditional phone system
  • Scalable on demand
Features Skype for Business Plan 1 Skype for Business Plan 2
Share presentations and transfer control
to others
  X
Desktop, application and whiteboard sharing   X
Schedule meetings in Outlook   X
Record audio and video calls   X
Join meetings anonymously from a web browser   X
Advanced meeting options including polls, Q&A   X
Online meetings with up to 250 attendees   X
Presence and group IM X X
Transfer files in IM X X
Audio and HD Video Calling to Skype for Business users X X
Access via desktop or web app versions X X
  X X

 

Feature Skype for Business Plan 2 Office 365 Business Premium Office 365 Enterprise E1 Office 365 Enterprise E3 Office 365 Enterprise E5
(with Audio Conferencing)
Skype Meeting Broadcast X X X X X
Audio Conferencing Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on X
Phone System Add-on N/A Add-on Add-on X
Calling Plan Add-on, only with Phone System N/A Add-on, only with Phone System Add-on, only with Phone System Add-on

 

Benefits…


Communicate with colleagues easily
With instant messaging and presence, you can easily communicate with remote colleagues without picking up the phone.


Seamless integration with Outlook
Hold conferences and set up meetings directly from your Outlook mailbox.


Increase business presence with add-ons
Choose from a range of add-ons for your business and scale when you need it the most.


Reduce international calling costs
Benefit from better international calling rates with Skype for Business and conduct voice calls, record audio and share presentations with ease.


Migrate to Teams without hassle
Microsoft will provide support and guidance for users when moving across to Teams, so your IT team can migrate your business quickly.

 

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Chris Selby-Rickards

Marketing Manager

Chris is the Marketing Manager at SpecTronics. He read Marketing at London South Bank University and worked within the Event and Hospitality Industry before making the move into IT & Telecoms in early 2017. He enjoys hosting fabulous dinner parties and ghost hunting!