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Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365 FI

Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365

When Microsoft launched Skype for Business earlier this year, we said we’d deliver new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365 that will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365. We’re pleased to announce technical previews starting today: Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.

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Get ready for Surface Hub to transform your meetings

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled Surface Hub, a new large-screen collaboration device that harnesses the power of Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Windows universal apps to deliver a new kind of productivity experience for groups. Today, the Surface Hub team announced more details on how Surface Hub will come to market, including pricing and market availability.

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Skype for Business gains momentum

In today’s keynote at Ignite, we talked about modern meetings and announced a number of new capabilities coming to Skype for Business later this year. We’re also pleased to announce that Skype for Business Server is now generally available, and Office 365 and Skype for Business Server customers can now reach anyone in the entire Skype directory with Skype Directory Search.

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Skype for Business is here!

A few weeks ago, we announced the technical preview of the Skype for Business client, and today, we’re thrilled to announce that the new Skype for Business client is now rolling out as part of the April monthly update for Office 2013! In addition, Skype for Business Online is now rolling out to Office 365 customers worldwide, and we expect the roll out to be complete by the end of…

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Skype for Business is here—and this is only the beginning

Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s mission to reinvent productivity and help people make the most of every moment. People need communications tools that allow them to express themselves in the most natural and approachable way possible, and that work the way they do—fluidly across locations and devices. —Learn more about Skype for Business and our vision of communication-powered productivity.

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Get ready for Skype for Business

We recently announced that the next version of Microsoft Lync would become Skype for Business, and today, we’re excited to announce that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client starts today. If you’re a current Lync customer, try it now and get ready to upgrade. The new Skype for Business client, server and online service will become generally available starting in April.

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Online meetings get better with Lync and new Polycom Unified Conference Stations, CX5100 and CX5500

Sometimes when you’ve been around great technology for a long time, you take for granted that others also know about it and use it. Such is often the case with Lync and the original Lync RoundTable device (Polycom CX5000), which we built in partnership with Polycom. At Microsoft, we use these devices every day as we collaborate in teams that span multiple locations around the world.

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Skype for Business sessions now included in Office 365 Summits

On November 11th, we announced our plans to rename Lync to Skype for Business, which will include shipping new client, server and service in Office 365 during the first half of 2015. Today, we are thrilled to announce the availability of Skype for Business technical training, created to help our partners and IT pros get ready for the upcoming product release.

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New Lync features for Android—Anonymous Join, Passive Authentication and Contact Management

The holiday season is here and the Skype for Business team is bringing Android users some great presents. In this new release, we include Anonymous Join, Certificate & Passive Authentication, Contact Management, and some significant performance enhancements and bug fixes. We believe that enabling users to function fully on a mobile platform is a fundamental part of a mobile-first world, so we’re excited to introduce these new features and enhancements,…