Skype for Business: 5 Things to Know

The new app includes a Lync interface

Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Skype for Business was released today.


Skype for Business is the company’s replacement program for Lync Online, which is slowly being phased out of use. However, there will be a way to keep Lync’s interface for those who like it.

Here are a few things to know about Skype for Business.

  • The new app is part of Microsoft Office.
  • Businesses can use the service to communicate with employees and anyone else with a Skype account.
  • Skype for Business allows for IT changes to give businesses better control of it.
  • The new app will automatically replace Lync in Office 365 by the end of May.
  • It includes features for presence, IM, voice calls, video calls and online meetings.

To learn more about Skype for Business, click here.

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