Skype, Skype for Business and Lync 2013… All this can get confusing. You may be wrong if you think Skype for Business is Lync Rebranded. Skype for Business has a much wider appeal and scope than Lync. Skype for Business also offers many advanced features and capabilities that Lync did not have. Skype for Business and Skype for Business are two different things. The question is not so much about who can use the free version (Skype) or who will benefit from the premium upgrade, Skype for Business.
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What’s the difference between Lync and Skype for Business?
Skype for Business combines the strengths of Lync for Enterprise Communications with the familiarity and convenience of Skype to create a powerful solution called Skype for Business. Skype for Business offers the simplicity and ease of connecting with colleagues and finding contacts. It also allows you to use the same devices that you have to expand your reach to businesses via a secure, IT managed platform. These are some of the cool new capabilities you should be looking out for:
New look and feel: A cleaner interface, with a simplified arrangement of menus and controls.
Audio calls from Skype for Business using a desk telephone: You can make calls from any desk phone using the Skype for Business client.
Integration with Skype: Skype for Business users have the ability to connect with millions of Skype users.
Access to call controls quickly: The dial pad and call controls are much easier to access.
Emoticons: Animated emoticons back! Same set of emoticons as in Skype’s consumer version.
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