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What is the difference between Skype and Skype for Business?

Asked by G. Cole, Last updated: Jul 16, 2021

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny
L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Nov 11, 2020

The most notable difference between Skype and Skype for Business is the number of users involved. Skype for business can have up to 250 users, while Skype is appropriate for 25 people. Skype is popular for online video conferences. It permits its users to make free or cheap voice and video calls.

Skype is the service and app that is made Voice Over Internet Protocol, which is familiar to the world. Skype was the most utilized for VOIP for a long time up until now. Microsoft purchased Skype for a cool 8.5 billion dollars. It was integrated in 2013, while in 2014, Lync was rebranded as Skype for business.

Some new and valuable features for Skype business include HD video group conferencing, the ability to join a web browser, remote control desktop settings, outlook integration, and the ability to record meetings. Microsoft recommends Skype for business for large businesses. There are a plethora of benefits to make use of this site.

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Youness , Builder, B. Tech, Bern

Answered Nov 03, 2020

Skype and Skype for Business are two services of Microsoft. Skype for Business, originally known as Lync, is the actual product of Microsoft while Skype became one of the services of Microsoft after it was acquired in 2011. You might not notice any difference when you compare the basic functionalities of the two versions. For instance, Skype and Skype for Business allow audio and video calls between two or more users. Users can also send messages to one another. However, Skype for Business has more optimized options for businesses. The reality is that both support video conferencing and meeting, but Skype can only accommodate up to 25 participants while Skype for Business can accommodate up to 250 participants for free. Also, Skype for Business has more features that allow users to broadcast a meeting to other 10,000 online participants. You can use Skype for free, but you will need to subscribe to any of the plans of Skype For Business before you can use it.
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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Oct 21, 2020

Skype is something that you will use when you have a small business, and you have fewer than 20 employees who will do the different needed tasks for you. When you are using Skype for business, this will allow you to add more people to your different groups and meetings. In fact, you can add up to 250 people, which is always a good thing, especially if you would like to manage a lot of people. Skype for Business is also integrated into your different Office apps, which will allow you and your employees to do work better. Take note that while a lot of businesses used Skype for Business, this is now being replaced by another app called “Microsoft Teams.” This is supposed to come with new and improved features that will help you manage your business better.
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