Skype for Business – The New Lync Arriving April 14th

Microsoft announced that Skype for Business is going to bedeployed starting on April 14th as part of the monthly Officeupdates. Introducing Skype for Business – Presented by Atidan

Enclosed is some helpful information and resources to helpget ready…an introductory presentation is enclosed and here are links to twogood videos:

Skypefor Business Quick Introduction Video

Whatis New in Skype for Business Video

Microsoft’sBlog announcement

Note: there are policy settings that can allow you tocontrol rollout of the new interface through Powershell settings – pleasecontact us as soon as possible for information and instructions


CLICKHERE to download a full package of training and communication materialsincluding email templates, videos, posters, and customizable guides in PDF andPowerPoint formats (658MB ZIP file).


Suggest you create a new Video channel for internal trainingor create a new SharePoint Online site specifically for Skype for Business:

Skype for Business Video Channel in Office 365

Enclosed are key links to live web pages for additional content:

Hello, Skype for Business Lync is now Skype for Business — see what’s new

What’s Skype for Business?

Change your picture

Find someone Add a contact from your org or the Skype directory
IM Send an IM
Call someone Make and receive a video call

Make a call using your PBX desk phone for audio

Meet and share Set up a Skype for Business meeting in Outlook

Join a Skype for Business meeting

Call into a meeting on your mobile or other phone

Set up audio and video

Set up and test Skype for Business audio and video

Coming later this summer and in fall of 2015 will beenhancements to enterprise voice which may allow you to eliminate PBX phonesand PBX systems including the ability to make and receive calls worldwide. There is going to be an enhanced Azure networking feature allowing directconnections from your company into Office 365 to ensure a high quality voiceand video experience…this is called ExpressRoute.

As always, the Atidan team is here to support you and if wecan assist you with Skype for Business or any other questions please utilizeyour standard support channel for help!

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