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Microsoft begins shift to Skype for Business this week

This week marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft Lync Online, as the vendor starts to shift its customers from Lync to Skype for Business Online, which officially launched yesterday.

Workers expect consumer level ease-of-use in videoconferencing tools

The only unfortunate thing about the proliferation of easy and cheap videoconferencing is those of us in the media can no longer make "where's my video phone?" jokes.

Polycom joins Microsoft to carve out collaborative workplace niche

IT teams will soon have another video option thanks to a new partnership forged between Microsoft and Polycom. The two companies are working together in the hopes of taking a greater share of the collaborative workplace market, with a focus on video collaboration.

Be wary of UC app security risks

Unified communications has shifted into the cloud and onto mobile devices in a big way, but some of those applications--which may or may not be officially part of the enterprise's UC strategy--are creating cause for concern.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 1, collaboration platforms may rise again

The original point of communications convergence was to bring chat and document exchange under the auspices of the operating system. Now that this won't happen, here comes Plan B.

Skype becomes Microsoft's all-around conferencing brand

Brand simplification has been a key goal for Microsoft under new CEO Satya Nadella.  Now that process has been extended to Skype, though certain parts of Skype and Lync may not zip together so seamlessly.

Microsoft scuttles Lync for 'Skype for Business'

Microsoft announced this week that as of early next year, Lync will become Skype for Business. The software giant is scrapping Lync in order to leverage Skype's "hundreds of millions of users" in its voice and video conferencing. But don't worry, this new offering is actually a hybrid of the two.  

News Scan: Microsoft to rename Lync platform Skype for Business; Apple to hire enterprise-focused sales force; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 11, including Microsoft making use of the Skype name, Apple gearing up to take over the enterprise, Jawbone's newest products, the effect augmented reality will have across industries and what the outlook is for the consumer location-based services market.

5 hot new business apps: Facebook goes anonymous; Snapchat users get snapped; more

The 5 hot new apps for Oct. 15.

Microsoft beefs up audio quality for mobile Skype users

Microsoft is improving the audio quality for mobile users of its Skype VoIP software, a popular low-cost communication option for small businesses and business travelers.