We are pleased to announce support for mobile application management (MAM) and conditional access capabilities for Skype for Business mobile apps for online customers. These capabilities are delivered through integration with Intune, Microsoft’s cloud-based mobile device and application management solution.
Three months ago, we launched Skype for Business Cloud PBX, Meeting Broadcast and PSTN services to provide a complete meetings and voice experience in Office 365. Already, thousands of Office 365 customers are using these services, and many more are trialing them. Today, we’re announcing our first major geographic expansion of these services, new support for hybrid deployments and new, modern meeting room solutions.
Today, we’re pleased to announce availability of the Skype for Business app for Android. Over the past few months, we received valuable feedback from people participating in the preview program, and we’re excited to make the new app broadly available so that everyone can be more productive while on the go.
On November 10, we are rolling out a Cumulative Update to Lync Room Systems that updates the user experience and branding to Skype for Business but does not change the functionality. The changes will appear on all existing Crestron, Polycom and SMART Lync Room Systems as soon as the update is applied.
The Skype for Business team invites you to participate in the Skype for Business—IT Pro video broadcast series powered by Skype Meeting Broadcast! These biweekly video broadcasts offer IT Pros an opportunity to understand and manage Skype for Business capabilities by bringing timely information on the topics that matter most.
In July, we announced a preview of new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365. More than 4,000 companies are currently previewing the new services, with usage growing at an average of 20 percent every week. Today we’re excited to announce that we are expanding the preview to provide support for additional countries, as well as adding several new features.