Skype for Business

Online meetings for business

Skype for Business is a powerful tool for online video and voice calls, integrating messaging, meetings and screen sharing in one app. As well as integrating with Outlook and Office apps like Word and Powerpoint, it provides strong security and control.

Skype for Business provides your customers with a company-wide instant messaging solution and the ability to hold HD video meetings with up to 250 participants, with screen sharing and PowerPoint collaboration.

Skype for Business is available as a standalone product or within Office 365 Business Essentials or Business Premium.

Skype for Business

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Skype for Business Key Features

Online meetings with up to 250 people

Hold voice or video calls with up to 250 participants, who only need a phone or internet connection to join.

Real-time collaboration

Share a presentation or document from your screen or collaborate within Powerpoint

Chat-based team workspace

Stay connected through chat during and outside of meetings

Easily schedule meetings

Built-in Outlook integration lets you easily schedule online meetings from your email client

Join from any device

Anyone can join your online meeting from any device using the desktop app, browser plugin or free mobile apps

Guaranteed uptime

Be sure you’re always able to connect with guaranteed 99.9% uptime from Microsoft

Skype for Business packages

Skype for Business is available as a standalone product or as part of Office 365 for Business. Compare the plans below to find the right one for your business.

Skype for Business Online

Skype for Business
Plan 1

  •  skype icon
  • Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence
  • Skype for Business-to-Skype for Business Audio/Video Calling (1-to-1)
  • Skype for Business Federation (IM/presence/audio/video)
  • Click-to-Communicate in Office
  • Authenticated Attendee in Skype for Business Meetings
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Online Meetings (up to 250 attendees)
  • Initiate ad-hoc and Scheduled Online Meetings
  • Initiate Multiparty (3 or more users) Skype for Business Audio/Video Sessions
  • Initiate interactive data sharing (screen/application/whiteboard)
  • Interop with Third-party Dial-in Audio Conferencing Services

Skype for Business Online
Plan 2

  •  skype icon
  • Instant Messaging (IM) and Presence
  • Skype for Business-to-Skype for Business Audio/Video Calling (1-to-1)
  • Skype for Business Federation (IM/presence/audio/video)
  • Click-to-Communicate in Office
  • Authenticated Attendee in Skype for Business Meetings
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Online Meetings (up to 250 attendees)
  • Initiate ad-hoc and Scheduled Online Meetings
  • Initiate Multiparty (3 or more users) Skype for Business Audio/Video Sessions
  • Initiate interactive data sharing (screen/application/whiteboard)
  • Interop with Third-party Dial-in Audio Conferencing Services

Skype for Business as part of Office 365

Office 365 Business
Essentials

  •  exchange icon cloud storage icon skype icon
  • All the features in Skype for Business Online Plan 2
  • Online versions of Office apps
  • Email with 50 GB mailbox per user
  • 1 TB file storage and sharing
  • Mobile versions of Office apps
  • Fully installed Office applications on PC/Mac
  • Rights management, data loss prevention, encryption

Office 365 Business
Premium

  • outlook icon word icon excel icon powerpoint icon notes icon project icon exchange icon cloud storage icon skype icon
  • All the features in Skype for Business Online Plan 2
  • Online versions of Office apps
  • Email with 50 GB mailbox per user
  • 1 TB file storage and sharing
  • Mobile versions of Office apps
  • Fully installed Office applications on PC/Mac
  • Rights management, data loss prevention, encryption

Additional information

Discover Skype for Business

The Skype for Business product sheet provides information about product benefits, features and pricing plans.

Download the Skype for Business product sheet

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main differences between Lync and Skype for Business?

Do I need to have an Office365 subscription to use Skype for Business?

Is my Skype for Business account separate from my personal Skype account?

Can I access my Skype for Business account through the Skype client or Skype mobile app?

How can I prevent my Skype for Business from starting automatically every time I switch on my computer?

How do I schedule a Skype for Business meeting using my Outlook client?

How do I share a PowerPoint presentation using Skype for Business?

How do I use the Skype for Business Whiteboard in a meeting?

For general Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.