Skype for Business (formerly Lync)

(5240)
4.1 out of 5 stars

LyncProfessional meetings and collaboration—all integrated with your Office apps

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Skype for Business (formerly Lync) Features

Basics
Audio Calls

Meetings facilitate high quality audio communication, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

85%
(Based on 3396 reviews)
Video Conferencing

Meetings fascilitate high quality video conferencing, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

84%
(Based on 3411 reviews)
Scheduling

Scheduling web meetings is streamlined, intuitive, and integrated into calendar and email software.

84%
(Based on 2736 reviews)
Meeting Initiation and Joining

Starting and joining conferences is streamlined.

85%
(Based on 3616 reviews)
Muting

Grant participants the ability to address the meeting and retract when desired.

90%
(Based on 3400 reviews)
Recording

Conferences can be recorded for future use.

82%
(Based on 2109 reviews)
Screenshare

Able to share your desktop screen or an application with the rest of the conference.

88%
(Based on 3678 reviews)
Follow-Up and Breakout Meetings

Can easily initiate meetings with select participants from the main conference interface.

83%
(Based on 2006 reviews)
Content
Slideshow

Persenters can cue up a Powerpoint presentation or other slideshow for display in the conference.

84%
(Based on 2156 reviews)
Rich Media

Presenters can embed high quality images or video into the presentation.

81%
(Based on 1856 reviews)
Annotation

Presenters or users can annotate a whiteboard or the presentation.

80%
(Based on 1601 reviews)
Interaction
Chat

Conferences have a text chat feature, both private and public.

93%
(Based on 4157 reviews)
Polling

Presenters can poll the audience with a survey or let them respond with an electronic hand raise.

82%
(Based on 1631 reviews)
Q&A

Participants can submit questions which presenters can answer privately or publicly.

84%
(Based on 1848 reviews)
File Share

Allows users to share individual files/folders with users in the conference.

84%
(Based on 3330 reviews)
Platform
Mobile

Offers a mobile app or mobile optimized website to video conference from smartphones or tablets.

81%
(Based on 2419 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime), with high audio/video quality and without dropping calls.

83%
(Based on 3952 reviews)
Bandwidth Usage

Software optimized to perform well without taking up an exorbitant amount of bandwidth.

81%
(Based on 3331 reviews)
Participant Permissions

The ability to grant users access to conferences as moderators, presenters or participants--individually or based on user role or group.

85%
(Based on 2949 reviews)
Security

User authentication and security measures like confidential attendee lists keep conferences private and secure.

87%
(Based on 3136 reviews)
Enterprise Scalability

Provides features to allow scaling for large organizations.

88%
(Based on 2825 reviews)