Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Services Telecoms

Skype For Business Now Allows Office 365 Enterprise Users To Broadcast to 10,000 People At Once

Microsoft is currently on a roll, and their latest feat is a business plan integrating Skype for business with Office 365 enterprise.

Today Microsoft announced three technical previews as a part of Skype for business. One of these previews will allow mass video calling across the internet, but currently only an Office 365 enterprise subscriber is allowed to test it.

Now it will be possible to register for access to Skype Meeting broadcast. It is a device-agnostic video conferencing tool and will allow up to 10,000 participants.

The preview currently provides the ability for feedback reception by including Yammer integration and Bing pulse sentiment tracker.

Another of the technical preview is PSTN conferencing. It will also require an Office 365 enterprise subscription.

PSTN Conferencing will allow people to dial a Skype for Business meeting in Office 365 from a landline or mobile. This option is currently only available in the US.

And the last of the new technical previews is Cloud PBX. It operates in conjunction with PSTN Conference calling. It will help people make and receive calls via Skype for Business and will include additional features like “hold”, ”resume”, ”forward” and ”transfer”.

Needless to say that since Cloud PBX works in conjugation with PSTN calling it will also be a US-only feature for now.

Currently end-users need to consult with system administrators to register for the service. It is not available through a simple sign-up.

“Microsoft is no doubt a clear market leader in the field of communication,”

said Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice president of Skype.

“I’m confident that no other company in the world can connect people like Microsoft can.”

All we know is that we want innovation and Microsoft gave that to us with the inception of Windows OS.

Again under the leadership of Satya Nadella it seems we are about to see Microsoft take the world by storm; no doubt it has already taken the internet by storm for the past few months running.