They’re Now Joined As One
The choice for businesses using video conferencing, calls and chat has just got that much better.
Skype and Microsoft Teams have been integrated and any business using Skype for Consumer (SFC) can now easily communicate with those using Teams.
The integration of the two communication platforms is available for desktop, web, and mobile devices (iOS and Android).
The interoperability of Teams and Skype paves the way for communication and collaboration with a wider range of customers, suppliers and colleagues who currently rely on Skype for Consumer as their communication app.
Microsoft says 40 million people use Skype daily while Teams has 44 million daily business users.
Teams Users Searching for Skype Users
It starts with Teams or Skype users wanting to communicate together. Teams users can invite a Skype colleague by using the search bar to start communications. The Skype user then accepts the request and both users can chat, call, or share video. Alternatively, the Skype user can also block the request if they choose.
Skype Users Searching for Teams Users
Skype users can reach out to collaborate by sending a request. The Teams user is advised this is an external user and then they can accept or block the invitation.
Chatting, Audio, and Video
Teams and Skype users can chat or call each other by searching and using their email addresses.
Once users are connected – they can easily chat back and forth. It is encrypted at rest and in transit so people can communicate securely. It is also easy to add audio or video to the chat.
What does this mean for you?