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How will Skype for your desktop benefit your business?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 07/11 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Office 365,
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Microsoft has launched their new Skype for the desktop to increasingly turn the messenger system into a unified communications and collaboration tool that works in conjunction with Office 365.

The new Skype for the desktop has improved the way businesses connect with internal and external organisations. The addition of @mentions within Skype follows the same format as Outlook to expand its integration into Office 365 and provides personalised themes and chat lists to enrich the Skype experience. 

Skype for the desktop allows you to have the same experience across all business devices to allow for natural connectivity and collaboration. New features and tools now include: 

  • Multi device functionality – whatever device you own or use for work, Skype syncs with it to ensure you’re always in touch.
  • Chat priority lists – the new chat lists within Skype allow you to prioritise conversations by time, unread or status, to keep you up to date with everyone.
  • Specific themes – make subtle changes to the colours and theme to support your brand.
  • Sharing is even easier – with the new cloud-based Skype you can share videos, files and photos with a drag and drop facility.
  • Notifications made simple – a new panel allows you to catch up on conversations you might have missed with one click. 
  • Outlook features – Office 365 users will have even closer integration with Outlook for meetings, calls and contacts.
  • Integrated add-ins – Skype for the desktop opens itself to more integration with third party tools that work across multiple devices. 

The new multi-function video calling also allows you to effortlessly collaborate with colleagues, customers and suppliers across multiple devices. Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Linux users who benefit from automatic updates enabled, will be able to start using Skype for desktop very soon.

If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of Office 365 and Microsoft’s other business products, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Ash Khagram on 07/11/2017

Ash joined us as the digital marketing manager in 2016 with 20 years of marketing expertise from the software and engineering industry.

As a true geek, Ash keeps up to date with current technology trends and innovations in marketing. He spent the last eight years working with leading software companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Adobe etc to create B2B and B2C marketing campaigns.

Ash moved from London in 2007 with his family to enjoy the idilyic surroundings of Dartmoor and the coastlines Devon has to offer.