Cloud Video Interoperability
Polycom RealConnect for Office 365 has introduced the first cloud video interoperability solution that seamlessly connects devices from Polycom, Cisco, and other popular vendors to Skype for Business meetings within Office 365. With this solution, you’ll enjoy the full Skype for Business meeting experience that now can include non-native video devices.
Works with the equipment you use today
The solution is based on an architecture that supports the widest variety of devices and networks. It works with your existing videoconferencing investments at a low cost of ownership.
Easy of provisioning for IT and simplicity for end users
Because the service is fully integrated with Office 365, you can quickly assign a license to anyone in the organization from the admin portal. VTC join instructions will be included in any new meeting invitation without any additional steps so anyone can join a Skype for Business meeting.
Skype meetings provides audio, video, and web conferencing on the Internet, with the ability to schedule a meeting in advance or start one at any time. Up to 250 people can join a meeting, using the smartphones, tablets, PCs, phones, and meeting room devices.
Single touch join
Join easily with a single touch or click from your calendar, meeting reminder, or the Skype for Business client.
Multi-party HD video
Make video a more natural part of everyday business and collaboration, with 1080p resolution, and up to 6 people shown live simultaneously.
Focus on the things you're doing together, even when you’re far apart, with integrated real-time co-authoring, desktop sharing, application sharing, and PowerPoint presentations.
Skype Meeting Broadcast
Skype Meeting Broadcast extends the reach of Skype meetings to up to 10,000 attendees for webinars, all-hands meetings, and other one-to-many presentations. Scheduling options allow you to limit attendance to people in your organization or open it to everyone on the Internet.
Integrated Producer Controls
Present in Skype for Business, and manage the entire experience, using one touch to choose when attendees see video, content, or both. No need to learn a separate tool.
Streaming via Azure
Join the broadcast using a browser on nearly any device, and watch in real-time or after the fact with high performance content delivery provided by Microsoft Azure. Pause, rewind, and fast forward with a touch.
Customize the experience
Give your broadcast audience a voice, with real-time sentiment and polling provided by Bing Pulse. Enable audience conversations with Yammer. Add a unique URL to the broadcast to make it easy for your audience to take the next step.
PSTN conferencing from Microsoft
PSTN conferencing from Microsoft allows anyone to join your Skype meetings using only a telephone. Useful for joining anytime a phone is more convenient than a tablet or PC, or anyplace without Internet access.
Local dial-in numbers
Easily join using the dial-in number automatically included in every Skype meeting invite, and choose a local dial-in number in many countries around the world to reduce calling charges.
Add a person to a Skype meeting in real-time simply by typing their phone number. Skype for Business dials them for you.
Meeting roster and controls
Use the Skype for Business meeting roster to see who has joined your meeting over the Internet and via phone, to see who’s speaking, and to mute people in noisy environments if needed.
Skype meeting devices
Extend the Skype meetings experience to every meeting space with audio, HD video, and content sharing.
Microsoft Surface Hub
Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally.
Skype Room Systems from partners
Transform meeting spaces ranging from small huddle areas to large conference rooms with a rich, collaborative Skype for Business experience that is simple to use, deploy, and manage. Start meetings on time with one-touch join, then instantly project to the display in the room and share to remote participants via their Skype for Business clients on smartphones or laptops. Select the right system and audio video peripherals from one of our partners, Logitech, Crestron, and Polycom.
—George Outland, Sr. Manager of Microsoft Projects and Strategy Newell Rubbermaid