Lync Online Becomes Skype for Business
Skype for Business was officially released to the public on April 14th, 2015. With the new name came a variety of changes and improvements to the familiar Lync client. Many of you may not know what those are so read on to get an idea of what you should expect while using the new client.
First off, everything pertaining to Lync is becoming Skype for Business. This means that the Lync 2013 Client is now the Skype for Business Clients, Lync Web App is now Skype for Business Web App, Lync Admin Center is now Skype for Business Admin Center, and Lync Online is now Skype for Business Online – simple. Right?
Once you have switched to the new client, you will benefit from the friendly and familiar Skype interface and will also have the ability to contact all Skype users – not just those who were on Lync, allowing for a larger video and audio reach.
One thing to note is that because Skype for Business is an extension of Lync, none of the features or functionality from the previous client will be lost.
If you are interested in learning more about the new client, we’ve compiled a few links that we believe contain useful information:
- Skype for Business is here – and this is only the beginning
- Learn about some of the specific changes in Skype for Business
- Lync is now Skype for Business – See what’s new
- More information about the new changes
- Discover Skype for Business
- Learn some of the basic controls/commands with the new Skype for Business client.
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