skype for business

October 23, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Skype Classic is Ending – Here’s What this Might Mean for SfB

by John Macario

On November 1st, a newer and more youth-oriented version of Microsoft's Skype platform will finally replace the older version. Early adopters have had some negative things to say about the updates, but the software giant maintains that it's ironed out the kinks.

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June 14, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Network Considerations When Adopting Collaboration Apps

by John Macario

Most small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) as well as both small and medium-size teams in larger enterprise environments are either using some team collaboration app (tool) or methodology, or they are planning to (or they really ought to). The idea is to have a versatile combination of quick and useful communication with other colleagues and team members (preferably voice or short text chats), together with ease of access to pertinent data (notes, presentations, screenshots, etc.).

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December 12, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

For Skype for Business Users, Microsoft Teams is Now the Only Game in Town

by Michael Reiman

Edgewater Networks has previously written about Microsoft's Slack-alike, Microsoft Teams, and how they hoped to carve out their share of the collaboration market. It now appears that the Seattle giant is going all in with this bet, as they're now heavily promoting Microsoft Teams and moving their previous communication leader, Skype for Business, to the back burner. What will this mean for service providers?

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November 02, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

3 Elements to Conisder When Skype for Business is Used as a PBX

by Rick Pfleger

When communication service providers are surveying their customers’ infrastructure needs, it is almost guaranteed that supporting Microsoft’s Skype for Business will be included. According to IHS Markit, just a mere six years ago Microsoft had no share of the Unified Communications (UC) platform market. By 2013, the then named Lync had moved to 60% market share.

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October 26, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

Skype for Business Deployment Models: Premises-Based vs. Cloud

by Rick Pfleger

Microsoft has made waves developing Skype for Business to modernize voice, video, and meeting experiences. Lofty innovation goals were paired with the intention of saving companies on their communications infrastructure through a single platform.

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June 13, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

Does Skype for Business Really Improve Productivity in the Workplace?

by Rick Pfleger

You’re bombarded with a constant stream of new business technology releases and there’s always pressure to identify the next big transformative solution.

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