Skype for business is a paid version which offers many high end features for video conferencing and external app integrations. While on the other side Skype basic is free consumer version which most of us uses for regular communication.
Although both Skype for Business and Skype basic offer identical interface but both are really different in many aspects. Skype for business offers multiple productivity features which are really effective for business owners. It is really an awesome ROI when you shift to Skype for business from basic version.
Skype for Business Vs. Skype Basic Vs. Skype Meetings
1. Basic Skype
The basic version is great for small businesses having up to 20 employees. As we all know it is free to use however, you can buy credit to make landlines or mobile calls.
2. Skype 365 (Business)
It allows you to add 250 people in an online conference. Beside to that it offers enterprise grade security and you can integrate your Office apps. You can manage multiple employee accounts. Skype 365 costs you $2/user per month.
3. Skype Meetings
It allows to get connected with a team for free. The 60-days trial version allows you to connect up to 10 people on conference call which later limits to 3 people. The HD conference call feature is available for all devices or OS. The meeting organizer also have extra controls to mute or un-mute any participant. The service is currently available in United States only.
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What Extra Features you get with Skype for Business?
1. Large Meetings
You can setup large meetings where participants number can go up to 250 rather 25 people limit in basic version. This option can also be used for live webinars or anything like that.
2. Office Apps Integration
Another awesome feature is to integrate Office 365 with Skype for better productivity. This feature let you connect Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & more with Skype and you can collaborate over while sharing your screen without leaving the application.
3. Other Features
Skype for Businesses offer multiple other features including high end security and administrator authentication. Beside to that various other controls are also available to mange users & their access to tools or options. With Skype for Business you can get access to instant messaging, video conferencing, screen sharing, documents collaboration and more.
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How many Versions do Skype 365 Offer?
There are total three versions which are available for enterprises since 2015. Formerly Skype for business was known as Microsoft Lync and there where two versions available Lync 2010 and Lync 2013.
- Skype for Businesses 2019
- 365 Skype 2016
- Skype for Businesses 2015