Talk to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free.
Video calling on Skype
Talk face to face using live video, for free.
Send an instant message to anyone on Skype, for free.
Call mobile phones or landlines anywhere in the world with Skype Credit - or save even more with a subscription.
Group video calling
Share, celebrate, and collaborate from anywhere in the world. There's so much they can do together over group video.
Share their screens with anyone on Skype for free, or share with a group of friends or colleagues by using Skype Premium.
Voice and video support
Management of on-premises servers
Deployment and management of hybrid solutions
Multi-factor authentication support
Lync is now Skype for Business, a communications and collaboration platform that brings together a client experience inspired by Skype with the enterprise-grade security, compliance, and control of Lync. Skype for Business offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings. If users in your organization are already familiar with Skype, they'll appreciate the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it's easy to find and connect with co-workers. If users in your organization are coming to Skype for Business from Lync, they'll recognize all of the features they already use but in a fresh interface with simplified controls and additions. In addition to the new client experience, Skype for Business Server provides several features to improve manageability of on-premises servers and hybrid solutions.
Skype for Business also supports the Lync client experience so that you can choose a phased upgrade approach to the new client experience for your users. For example, you might want to deploy the Lync client experience until users in your organization are fully trained in the Skype for Business experience, or until all users are upgraded to the new server.
|Category||Internet & communication applications - video conferencing, IP telephony, instant messaging application, audio conferencing|
|Licensing Program||Microsoft Select Plus|
|Supported OS||Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise (64-bit)|
|Hardware Requirements||Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) - 2.26 GHz HD 16 GB|
|District of Columbia||Available||Available||Available|