Skype for Business Audio Conferencing

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Lync Online Skype for Business

GlobalMeet® Audio by PGi is a hybrid audio solution that seamlessly integrates with Skype for Business Online, Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2013 to bring superior voice coverage, quality and service to every meeting.

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Skype for Business Audio Conferencing

Superior Audio For Every Meeting

Poor audio quality can ruin an online meeting experience, which is why smart professionals are using GlobalMeet Audio for Skype for Business. Delivering enterprise-class audio for meetings anywhere around the world, GlobalMeet Audio helps ensure that every meeting has the best audio quality possible.

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Experts in Skype for Business & Universal Communications (UC) Services

With our sister company, Modality systems, PGi offers a suite of unified communications applications for the Skype for Business platform to help maximize workplace efficiency, and enrich collaboration.

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Skype For Business FAQs

What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business blends the familiarity and love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control of Lync. Users enjoy that Skype is easy to use at work or from home and organizations gain reach into a network of hundreds of millions of Skype users globally. The IT teams can be confident they are supporting a secure, reliable and quality communications within their organizations.

Is Skype for Business a rebrand or a new product?

It’s both! Microsoft transitioned Lync Online to Skype for Business, while releasing a new client experience for mobile, tablets, and desktops; new server release; and updates to the service in Office 365 under the Skype for Business name.

Why announce the details of the new product in advance of the general availability release?

Typically these types of announcements are made in advance to give customers time to learn about the product and prepare their organizations. Modality, a PGi Company, is a Microsoft Elite Global Launch Partner ready to help plan, implement, and support your Skype for Business upgrade.

Will the Skype for Business client work with Lync Server 2010?

Yes. The Skype for Business client will work on Lync 2010, Lync Server 2013, Lync Online, and Skype for Business Server. If the client preview is used with Lync Server 2010, only features supported by Lync Server 2010 will be supported in this case.

How does PGi support the Lync Online to Skype for Business change?

PGi’s GlobalMeet Audio seamlessly integrates with Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync Online), Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2013 to bring superior voice coverage, quality and service to every meeting. PGi’s Enterprise-grade global service with 24/7 regional support and professional account management teams sets us a part from the competition.

When will the new client be generally available?

Skype for Business will become generally available with the April Office update.

Will Skype for Business automatically replace Lync Online for Office 365 customers?

Yes. Microsoft plans to update the Lync Online service to be Skype for Business Online. This process should be completed by the end of May 2015. The end user will see new branding and messages in the administrator portal, but is independent of the Skype for Business client change. Customers can obtain the new client as described above.

Where can I find additional information on Skype for Business?

Here are some helpful resources to ease your transition from Microsoft Lync Audio to Skype for Business:

Learn more about Lync becoming Skype for Business from Microsoft
How to be prepared for the Skype for Business change
Visit Microsoft’s Change Management and adoption resources

GlobalMeet Audio For Skype For Business Features

Crystal-Clear Audio Quality
Get a better meeting experience with reliable, high-quality audio that makes meetings more productive and efficient.

Large Meeting Capacity
Deliver flawless, reliable audio quality on calls with up to 300 participants and no degradation due to increased meeting capacity.

Proven Enterprise-Grade Audio
GlobalMeet Audio is a hybrid IP audio network that hosts more than 60 million meetings each year.

Host controls
Conference hosts are equipped with a range of audio controls to make meetings more productive.

Superior Audio
Mix dial-in, dial-out and VoIP calls in the same meeting, connecting participants from both inside and outside of the company’s firewall.

Global Coverage
Connect participants from across the globe with more than 160 local access points.

Seamlessly Integrated
Meetings continue to be managed from the Skype for Business interface, requiring no additional end user training.

GlobalMeet Audio Integrations
Lync Online, Skype for Business Online, Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2013.

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