Skype for Business

At the heart of great teams is great communication

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Skype for Business Online will retire on July 31, 2021. Learn more
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Online meetings

Work like you’re all in one room, even when you are not. From team meetings to live streaming a meeting, or dialing into a conference call. These features are also available in Microsoft Teams.

Communicate across devices

Successful communications require the right audio devices. Our partner ecosystem offers certified devices which are reliable and enhance your experience.
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Phone system & calling plans

Make, receive, and transfer calls using phone, PC, Mac, and mobile2. Shift away from expensive, proprietary telephony hardware to simplify the management of your phone system1.

Security, control & compliance

Get end-to-end security, control and compliance that span from the user to the enterprise. All powered by the on-demand scale and manageability of Office 365.
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Enhance your Server deployment with the power of the Microsoft Cloud to expand your IT options without added complexity. The Hybrid deployment provides your company with a complete feature set that is scalable, versatile and economical.

Yes. Skype for Business users will log in using their Active Directory ID credentials. Skype customers will continue to use their Skype IDs. Customer feedback indicates they’re not ready to merge their personal work contacts.

No. There will be separate desktop clients and web and mobile apps2 for Skype and Skype for Business.

Current Lync Server customers with Software Assurance will have rights to deploy Skype for Business. Office 365 customers with Lync Online will receive automatic updates as part of the subscription service.

More to explore with Skype for Business

Secure your conferences

Collaborate anytime, anywhere with online meetings

Additional resources

Find a partner

Our vibrant partner ecosystem can help you use our service in the way that best fits your company's communication needs.

Become a partner

Transform the way people communicate, and provide them with extraordinary reach beyond the walls of their businesses.

For IT professionals

Learn more about the licensing guide.

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1/ Availability of Audio Conferencing and Calling plans varies by country/region. See countries and regions that are supported for more information
2/ Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region. Find out what's available in your country/region.
Microsoft Skype for Business with an Office 365 subscription is the latest version of Skype for Business. Previous versions include Skype for Business 2016, Lync 2013 and Lync 2010. Skype for Business is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.
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