Why Choose Skype for Business over Skype?

August 10, 2016 by Ying-Hui Chen

When it comes to Skype for Business, a common question we often hear is – we already have Skype account. Why do we need Skype for Business?

As you may know, Skype for Business is the business version of regular Skype that offers more office applications for business usage. In this blog, we will focus on three key benefits to explain why you should choose Skype for Business over regular Skype: Cloud PBX, Expanded Capability, Stricter Security Control.

 

Cloud  PBX for Easy Management

Skype for Business is designed for easy management. You can easily record and store your audio/ video conversation history in a Cloud system that allows you to access and manage from anywhere. Instant messages can also be stored in a separate email folder for future usage.

 

Expanded Capability

If you need to conduct a large meeting/ webinar with more than 25 attendees, Skype might be too limited to meet your need. With Skype for Business, you are able to accommodate up to 250 people at the same time.

Some new features now available in Skype for Business are:

  • Skype Meeting Broadcast, which users can use to broadcast meetings for up to 10,000 people in a large webinar.
  • PSTN Conference (or Dial-in conference) that lets your attendees join a meeting from a landline or cellphone.

What’s even better is that Skype for Business also comes with fully integrated office applications. You will have the access to Microsoft Office (ex: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. ) and the ability to share files with other participants during the meeting.

 

Stricter Security Control

Skype for Business offers users better control. In addition to the authentication and encryption for producing and archiving private communications, it also allows you to control your guests’ accounts. You can easily disable or enable certain functions or calls to make the communication more efficient.

There are more new features coming this year such as multiple language translation. You can find more information on their official site.


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