What’s new in Skype for Business?
Skype for Business provides users of Office 365 with instant messaging (IM), online meetings, availability information, audio and video calling. The latest version offers a clean look to help you communicate quickly and easily. You’ll also notice features like shared notes and mobility that enable you to adapt Skype for Business to your own personal workflow, whether you’re in the office, at home, or on the go.
1.Clean look with Quick Skype for Business. Quick Skype for Business bar to provide more functionality with less clutter. The Quick Skype for Business bar contains buttons that are revealed when you hover over a contact’s picture. You can start an instant messaging (IM) conversation, call, or video call or view a contact card with a single click.
3. Tabbed conversations. Keep all of your calls and instant messages in one conversation window. The tabs along the left side of the conversation window let you navigate easily among all active conversations. (Of course, if you prefer one window per conversation, you can select that option on the Contact List options page.)
4. New video features. With the Quick Skype for Business bar, you can start a video call with a contact with just one click. Before you place or accept a video call, you can see a preview of your own video in the invitation.
5. Built-in accessibility. Skype for Business now provides high DPI support, enabling you to scale text and graphics for 125% and 150% dots per inch. High-contrast support means that it’s visually appealing, even when used with the different high contrast themes of Windows.
6. Join a Skype for Business Meeting with just one click. Wherever you are, you can join a Skype for Business Meeting with only a single click or touch. You no longer need to write down or remember dial-in numbers and passcodes. Simply click Join Skype for Business Meeting from an Outlook meeting reminder on your computer or from the calendar or meeting pane on a Windows Phone, iOS, or Android device.
7. Participant controls. Depending on the type of meeting, if you schedule the meeting by using Outlook, you can now decide if you want to disable IM, mute the audience, and allow or block video sharing when scheduling the meeting. These options are available on the Meeting Options page and are recommended when you have a meeting with more than 20 participants.
8. Expanded meeting controls. Easy-to-use audio controls in the meeting room allow you to mute and unmute yourself, change your audio devices, and even transfer seamlessly to another number, if call-transfer is enabled for your account.
9. Easy collaboration with shared notes. OneNote provides new ways to collaborate during a meeting. If you have OneNote, you can use shared notebooks and co-edit with meeting participants in real time during a meeting, or take notes for your personal use after the meeting. OneNote Share simplifies communication and follow-up while reducing errors caused by later transcription.
10. Anywhere Access. Skype for Business makes it easy for you to communicate anywhere you have Internet or cellular access, by allowing you to be reached by name wherever you’re. You can switch among devices as you choose, and be confident that you’ll have a familiar and consistent user experience across computer, phone, browser, and tablet.
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