During the Microsoft Convergence event, a lot of interesting news was announced by CEO Satya Nadella. But perhaps the most interesting, was the announcement of Skype for Business. The much awaited product, which will be the next version of Lync, is available for a technical preview starting today.
By announcing the technical preview of Skype for Business, Microsoft is getting ahead of the curve with this massive enterprise product. While the client is just the first thing available to try, Microsoft promises that the new client, service, and online services will be ready by April.
The Technical Preview
With the Skype for Business technical preview, it gives current Lync customers a chance to trial Skype for Business starting today. It also gives businesses a glance of what is ahead, and allows them to make certain things to prepare for with upgrades. Lync is massively popular so it could be a big upgrade.
The Skype for Business technical preview has all the expanded Lync feature sets and enterprise-grade security to make it soar above its competition. It also allows people to search for and connect with people across the massive Skype network. Plus, its tight fit with Office makes it easy to use.
Getting Ready For Skype for Business
Microsoft is rolling out massive resources for businesses to migrate to the new Skype for Business product. They are working with launch partners to make it work flawlessly, offer training to enterprise and business customers, and is telling businesses that existing hardware works fine with it.
The Skype for Business product is still in its launch status, Microsoft is going to be discussing it more later this week during its Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, Florida. It’s a massive change for businesses, but one that will help businesses connect easier than ever before.
Skype for Business is here and available to try. It’s a big product, and worth trying if you run an IT or enterprise.