Skype for Business on Windows or Mac provides a great online meeting experience with the latest in audio and video features, desktop sharing, and ease of use. Important: To use Skype for Business, you need a Skype for Business or Lync account—typically the same user name and password you use when signing in at work or school. The Skype for Business Basic client is designed to be used on systems that need only basic functionality. It provides instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities.
|Includes online versions|
of Office, plus email
|Includes full, installed Office|
for desktop, plus email
|Microsoft 365 |
|Microsoft 365 |
|$5.00 user/monthBased on Annual CommitmentStart Trial||$12.50 user/monthBased on Annual CommitmentStart Trial|
|Note: Microsoft® Teams replaces Skype for Business Online as Microsoft’s professional online meeting solution.|
Online meetings with Office Online, email, and file storage and sharing
Online meetings with everything in Office 365 Business Essentials
|Money-back guarantee||15 days||15 days|
|Connect from Skype for Business desktop app or from web|
|Schedule meetings in Outlook|
|Join anonymously from web browser or free mobile apps|
Share your presentation and transfer control to other meeting participants
|Audio and HD video calling to Skype for Business users|
|Advanced meeting options including Polls and Q&A|
Online versions of Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage per user
Business class email, calendar, and contacts with a 50 GB inbox per user
|Full, installed Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user|
|Office on tablets and phones for the full, installed Office experience on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones per user|
|Integration with on-premises communications systems, such as PBX and video teleconferencing systems|
|$5.00user/monthBased on Annual CommitmentStart Trial||$12.50user/monthBased on Annual CommitmentStart Trial|
All Our Skype for Business plans include
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How exactly will Apps4Rent help me with these plans?
Apps4Rent will help you to set up your DNS server and external firewall to optimally deal with Skype for Business Online network traffic. We will also assist in setting up mobile clients and creating new users. We advise you on the right choice of plans, for using Internet Protocol (IP) phones with Skype for Business.
Is a Skype for Business accounts separate from personal Skype account?
Yes. Skype for Business will use the Active Directory credentials. Personal Skype account will continue to use the individual’s Skype ID.
As a current customer, how do I get Skype for Business?
Skype For Business Online Plans
If you are a current Lync Server customer with Software Assurance, you will automatically be able to use Skype for Business. Office 365 customers with Lync Online will receive updates automatically. The way Lync was earlier, Skype for Business will also be an integral part and experience for Office as well as Office 365.
Is Skype for Business a different brand than the current Skype Brand?
No. Both belong to the same Skype Brand. User accounts, contacts, user interfaces, and functions will be the same for both.
Submit Your Requirements
Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business Online as of July 21st, 2021. Please see Microsoft Teams and Zoom for service alternatives.
** Please Note: This will not impact URMC users using URMC’s dedicated Skype server.
Skype For Business Online For Windows 10
|Teams vs. Zoom||Which service best meets your needs?|