Skype for Business Announced


Yesterday, Microsoft announced they’d be launching Skype for Business early next year. Skype for Business incorporates the very best features of both Skype and Microsoft Lync, and will replace the current version of Lync within Office 365 in time. It consolidates the unique business communication tools and enterprise level security of Lync, with the vast reach of Skype, whose hundreds of millions of users have until now, been outside of the limits of most businesses.

Lync is a core part of Office 365, appreciated for its ability to connect with others, provide presence information, general ease of use and the many features that make collaborating easier. Two ground breaking products merged into one super product.

We all love Lync here at Trident and so for our existing Lync users, we’re sharing three of our top tips about Lync as an example of its impressive scope:

Store Lync conversations – Find a record of all of your old Lync conversations in Outlook under the “Conversation History”
Record training sessions – By recording your Lync sessions, they can be saved used as training sessions, then shared with other users of Lync
Don’t get interrupted when you’re busy – Set your Lync status to ‘Do not disturb’ to prevent messages from interrupting your work

Our excitement for the product means that we are only too happy to offer a tailored demonstration at our offices here in Brighton. If you’d like any further information regarding this, or want to ask a question about one of the tips, we’d love to talk to you. Send us an email at: or call us on 01273 662777.