Microsoft launched last April communication platform as a replacement for Business Skype Lync Online, offering the world’s best consumer and professional: the ease of use of Skype used by millions of people to connect with family and friends worldwide, with Lync Online business, used by millions of businesses and offering robust features of presence, instant messaging and videoconferencing.
Now, Microsoft has released new capabilities for Business Skype to make unified communications platform from Office 365 in an even more powerful solution.
Let’s see what comes ….
Microsoft will include 3 new services, available already in draft and which we detail below:
Skype Broadcast Meeting
This new service available for Office 365 customers globally, allows a meeting over the Internet for up to 10,000 attendees can join from anywhere and from any device, and interact in the meeting.
This new service will allow you to produce and disseminate attend meetings to large audiences online and virtual host large public gatherings such as webinars.
Conferences from traditional telephony (public network / PSTN)
This new functionality allows guest users join a meeting they dialing a fixed or mobile phone via the traditional phone access and no need for Internet access. This solution is currently only available to customers Office 365 US.
PBX in the cloud (Cloud PBX with PSTN calls)
This service allows us to handle calls (receive and send calls, forward calls, voice mail) business through skype. At the moment in Spain the features of this new service are the basic services of call waiting and music they are not available.
Plans call is still hiring our usual supplier, currently in the US Microsoft is also offering calling plans but for the rest of the world there is still availability dates.