Microsoft’s Skype for Business team has just ended its Reddit AMA and it revealed some interesting tidbits about the new service. Skype for Business, formerly known as Lync is Microsoft’s new enterprise call and video conferencing tool, and the software giant is currently in the process of rolling it out on a worldwide scale.
Microsoft confirmed that Skype for Business isn’t simply a rebranding of the older Lync service as there was a “bunch of work [done] on the interaction model and streamlining things like transferring calls and starting video”. There were changes made to the backend of the service as well to allow Skype users registered with Skype IDs to easily connect.
Despite those changes, Microsoft confirmed that licensing will remain the same so existing Lync users wont have to purchase new licenses to use Skype for Business. Other benefits to users of the new service include a possible new Windows Phone app, multi-device syncing so conversation history will seamlessly sync across devices, and Microsoft has also hinted about better scalability, possibly allowing users to host conferences with more than 250 users. Linux enterprise users, no love for you, at all.
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