What is Skype for Business?

Skype for business is a useful tool that allows you to keep in contact with your employees and business partners anytime, anywhere. Thanks to its many features, you can communicate using conference phones via message, voice call and video call. This service is frequently and most popularly used among businesses to hold meetings and to give presentations. It also allows you to broadcast online to a wider audience. In essence, this useful tool has the potential to contribute to the growth of your business. Below, you can find a list of features, benefits and recommendations for conferencing using Skype for Business.

 

Features

Skype for Business has many features, all of which can help you improve the way your business communicates. Below is a list of common features that can have a positive impact on your business.

  • Make and receive calls wherever you are
  • Collaborate with co-workers and employees and also create groups for different teams in your business
  • Share files with employees and co-workers
  • Use Skype video for meetings and presentations
  • Connect with up to 250 people using multiple devices
  • Broadcast your meetings online for up to 10,000 others
  • Record your meetings and presentations
  • Access calendar, reminders and other features
  • Pair Skype with OneNote
  • Share files with employees and co-workers

 

How can it benefit you and your business?

  • Communicate with your whole team at the click of a button: With easy-to-use features, the whole team will be able to use Skype for Business without any problems. Send and receive instant messages, voice calls and video calls. The whole business stays connected at all times, thus improving productivity and results.
  • Use conferencinging to hold meetings and presentations: This ensures that you can stay connected anytime, no matter where you are. Additionally, it enables you to reduce travel costs and take advantage of time more efficiently.
  • Improve communication and understanding with Skype video: Employees stay focused and work coherently on projects.
  • Broadcast function: Limit the settings to members only or open access to a wider audience. Furthermore, these broadcasts, meetings and presentations can be recorded, so that you will not miss any vital information.
  • Organizational features: Ensure that everyone can keep on top of their schedule, tasks and deadlines with the reminder and calendar functions.

 

Recommended Conference Phones for Skype for Business

 

Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 – Lync Version

The Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 is the first smart hub for conferencing, as it transforms into a voice, video and content sharing system that fits into any large or small environment. It is specifically optimised for use with Microsoft Lync.Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 Conference Phone - Lync Version

  • Three point conference phone
  • Optimised for Microsoft Lync
  • Range of 6 metres

 

 

 

 

Konftel 300Wx Wireless 

The Konftel 300Wx is a versatile wireless conference phone that is ideal for growing businesses. Furthermore, it is even adaptable to different connectivity options in a changing and expanding workplace, along with diverse conferencing possibilities in rooms of up to 30m². Konftel 300Wx Wireless Conference Phone

  • Conference phone for wireless meetings via DECT, VoIP or mobile connection
  • Up to 60 hours of talk time (works with rechargeable battery)
  • Supports expansion microphones for larger meetings

 

 

 

Konftel 55WX Wireless 

The Konftel 55WX Wireless Conference Phone is a compact phone conference with high-resolution touch screen, and therefore provides an impressive clear sound.  Additionally, it connects easily to a PC (VoIP), IP or analog phones (with an optional switch) or a mobile phone (optional cable or Bluetooth).

Konftel 55WX Wireless Conference Phone

  • Telephone conference call with Bluetooth wireless connection
  • NFC for quick and easy synchronization
  • Wireless IP phone or analog phone (with optional adapter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In summary, watch this video to find out more about how your business can benefit from using Skype for Business:

 

 

 

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