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Skype for Business PSTN features will go into preview Dec. 1

Better late than never. The enterprise Skype for Business features Microsoft promised earlier this year will be available in preview as of Dec. 1. And that means Skype voice and meetings features will be available to Microsoft's enterprise Office 365 customers.

Many Skype for Business deployments fail, but you can improve the odds

There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, many deployments of the product fail.

Spotlight: Microsoft releases updates to Skype apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft released on Monday updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, with new shortcuts to detected data and improved multitasking capabilities, reported AppleInsider.

Cisco drives small meeting room videoconferencing with planned Acano buy

Cisco plans to buy London-based Acano early in the new year to beef up its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities.

Skype founders launch startup to deliver packages by 'grounded' robots

Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype, are working on a Starship robot that can be used by retailers and grocery stores to deliver two bags worth of products to a customer's home within 30 minutes of an order, much like Amazon's plans for drone delivery, but on the ground.

Skype for Business is now available on iOS

After two months of being in preview mode, Skype for Business for iOS is now generally available.

Yorktel promises heightened security in new videoconferencing service

Unified communications and collaboration provider Yorktel is targeting the enterprise with a new videoconferencing service intended on bringing greater levels of security to business video communications.

Spotlight: Skype offers users credits for September outage

Skype users are being offered credits for the Sept. 21 outage that kept some people offline for hours.

The trials and tribulations of cloud-based conference calls

Like many of you, I've been a Skype user for more years than I care to count. I first signed up years before Skype went through one acquisition after another, but it was a technology I rarely used up until a few years ago.

More than half of enterprises still undecided on cloud VoIP

Although the majority of VoIP phone systems in the enterprise are currently premises-based, there's a chance cloud-based VoIP could take over. But generally, enterprises aren't yet convinced they should shift to the cloud for their VoIP systems.