As part of the Microsoft Office suite of products, Skype for Business provides a single platform for calling, conferencing, video, and sharing, all using the Microsoft tools that are familiar to users. Skype for Business 2015 Standard and Enterprise Editions can replace your existing phone system or augment existing capabilities of your legacy phone system. The Office 365 E5 License includes Microsoft Phone System which when used in conjunction with Cloud Connector Edition has all the features needed to replace your existing phone system.
When utilising an on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, you can meet with up to 250 people as long as they have a phone or internet connection.
- A single application provides IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing
- Use your existing Office apps
- Good integration with most existing communications technology
- Live data monitoring and analysis; interactive reports; simple dashboards and data visualisations
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