Skype For Business (SFB) Across Devices & Applications



Introduction

Microsoft’s commitment, to extend rich Skype experience across devices, has gone further deeper. Skype For Business (SFB) is being made available to various devices and applications in recent times. Let’s look at such devices and applications added recently to the portfolio.

Polycom Trio

Polycom RealPresence Trio (8800) delivers quality audio experience from rooms of different sizes. It promises to make every conversation, every spoken word just that much clearer. It serves as the smart hub for your group collaboration and bringing easy-to-use, no-compromise visual collaboration to spaces that were previously cost prohibitive. RealPresence Trio supports content sharing using Skype for Business (Microsoft Lync). It features a beautiful screen for one touch join and a great high quality audio system.

Note: Polycom Realpresence Trio has native system (RealPresence solutions with SmartPairing) as well for content sharing.

Surface Hub

Microsoft Surface Hub redefines the meeting experience with the help of Skype For Business (SFB). Users can join a Skype for Business meeting with a single tap, and share content effortlessly. Users can also send meeting notes with action points to participants with an excellent user experience.The Surface Hub is an all in one meeting and collaboration solution that unlocks the power of the group.


Windows 10

Skype For Business is built on Windows 10 and has Skype for Business fully integrated into the experience, so SFB is always there when you need it. Built in PC, dual 1080p cameras resolution (High definition). Supports 100 simultaneous touch points and 3 simultaneous pens- this is shoulder to shoulder collaboration. It will listen to you and pick the right camera to show you for everyone in the meeting. It also picks up people who are far away. Human optimized speakers for crystal clear calls with Skype for Business.

In-app integration with Office

Customers in Windows platform can use in-app integration with Office and Skype for Business. With in-app integration, the user does not need to leave the document to interact via IM, screen sharing, and call them and adding video. It is a very natural and fluid way of working that starts within the app. This is the conversations in context notion that I talked about earlier.


Mobile Devices

Microsoft seems to be very focused in delivering great experiences across platforms (with special focus on browsers and mobile devices). Microsoft has recently released exciting features on mobile devices (primarily on windows and iOS) and planning many more features in near future. Do you see hand of Object-RTC? I guess so!

There are number of features (on mobile devices) to be available for preview by mid of 2016.

One can sign up at Sign-up at http://www.skypepreview.com if you want to try tomorro’s features today!

Further Reading

Group Video Solutions for Skype for Business : http://www.polycom.co.in/products-services/products-for-microsoft/room-video-skype-for-business.html

Polycom Real Presence Trio : http://www.polycom.com/voice-conferencing-solutions/conference-phones/realpresence-trio.html



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