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Skype for Business (formerly Lync)

4.2
(6,887 reviews)

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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 4,444 reviews)

Video Conferencing

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

85%
(Based on 4,437 reviews)

Scheduling

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

85%
(Based on 3,589 reviews)

Meeting Initiation and Joining

Starting and joining conferences is streamlined.

86%
(Based on 4,689 reviews)

Muting

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

90%
(Based on 4,438 reviews)

Recording

Conferences can be recorded for future use.

83%
(Based on 2,829 reviews)

Screenshare

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

88%
(Based on 4,760 reviews)

Follow-Up and Breakout Meetings

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

84%
(Based on 2,682 reviews)

Content

Slideshow

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

85%
(Based on 2,888 reviews)

Rich Media

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

81%
(Based on 2,478 reviews)

Annotation

Presenters or users can annotate a whiteboard or the presentation.

81%
(Based on 2,152 reviews)

Interaction

Chat

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

93%
(Based on 5,362 reviews)

Polling

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

83%
(Based on 2,172 reviews)

Q&A

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

85%
(Based on 2,465 reviews)

File Share

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

84%
(Based on 4,326 reviews)

Platform

Mobile

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

82%
(Based on 3,145 reviews)

Performance and Reliability

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

84%
(Based on 5,098 reviews)

Bandwidth Usage

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

82%
(Based on 4,316 reviews)

Participant Permissions

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

86%
(Based on 3,868 reviews)

Security

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

87%
(Based on 4,093 reviews)

Enterprise Scalability

Provides features to allow scaling for large organizations.

89%
(Based on 3,689 reviews)