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Skype for Business 11 blogposts

Skype for Business is becoming increasingly ingrained in professional life. This valuable tool for communication between colleagues offers a chat function and lots of other options: online meetings, planning your meetings, sharing your screen or notes, ... You can use Skype on any device and integrate it seamlessly with other tools from the Office package, such as OneNote and Outlook. Learn all the ins and outs of Skype for Business with our tips and tricks.

How to manage your Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business telephony deployment?

Kristof Maes

When you build a Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business telephony deployment, it can quickly become a complex architecture. Think about the different cloud application services and connectivity devices you should be thinking of. How can you keep everything in control?

Do you already know our online meeting solutions Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business?

Kristof Maes

Which ingredients do you need to properly prepare a successful meeting? This blog article will provide you an overview on how Microsoft can help to boost your (online) meeting productivity with Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Surface Hub.

Skype for Business Online retires in 2021. What do you need to know?

Kristof Maes

On Tuesday 30 July 2019, Microsoft (finally) announced the official retirement date for Skype for Business Online service in Office 365, which will be 31 July 2021. What do you need to know? 

4 questions about the update on Auto Attendant and Call Queue for Teams & Skype for Business

This month (May 2019), Microsoft successfully completed the service updates on Auto Attendant and Call Queue for Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Online. Curious about what’s changed? We’ll talk you through it with four questions and answers:

Is Microsoft Teams worth it?

Thomas Vochten

In October 2017, Microsoft introduced a new addition to its Office 365 suite: Microsoft Teams. The software’s purpose is simple: to facilitate collaboration by combining chat, meetings, notes and files. But is this collaboration tool actually finding its way into businesses, half a year after launch? We advise Skype for Business users to start using it now, because Teams will eventually replace Skype.

Deployment types of Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Voice

Kristof Maes

Skype for Business deployment & release Microsoft Calling plans Belgium On November 1st 2017, Microsoft Calling Plans became generally available for Belgium (and Germany). That means that Microsoft can now deliver Belgian telephone numbers to users within Office 365 Skype for Business Online (and soon in Microsoft Teams too). When you get as excited as us on this new evolution, you might start pl…

Anywhere365: interaction tailored to your customer

Kristof Maes

We already gave several fine examples of self-service applications in our series about intelligent bots. But what are the options if you want to integrate human interaction at some point? We recommend a combination of Skype for Business (or Lync) with Anywhere365 as contact center software. Anywhere365 helps you manage all your customer interactions, whether you are using chat, audio, video or e…

Microsoft’s Vision on Intelligent Communications

Kristof Maes

The roadmap of Microsoft Teams released About one month ago, from the first rows of Microsoft Ignite, we informed you of Microsoft’s new Vision on Intelligent Communications and the evolution from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams as the primary client for communication and collaboration in Office 365. Read our previous blog post. This week we got some more insights on the roadmap of…

Breaking news: Microsoft Skype for Business Online will transform into Microsoft Teams

Kristof Maes

The path from Universal Communications to Intelligent Communications Microsoft Teams was recently launched in March 2017, and is already being used by 125.000 organizations around the world. On the other side, the usage of Skype for Business has doubled in FY17 and the global Skype network carries over 3 billion minutes a day. On Monday September 25th, Microsoft officially introduced their new …

Will Microsoft Teams be the future of Skype for Business?

Kristof Maes

The last couple of days there has been a lot of buzz around Microsoft upgrading some Office 365 users with Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. This upgrade is suspected to be a test, as there has been no official announcement from Microsoft. In light of these speculations, we want to provide a brief overview about the state of both of these products today. Microsoft Teams Microsof…