April 27, 2017
Business versions of Skype, OneDrive and Outlook won't be part of on-premises Microsoft Office licenses, leaving those shops looking for alternatives.
May 05, 2016
Microsoft released its long-awaited Skype for Business Mac preview. The application, to be rolled out in three phases, will be available publicly later this year.
March 09, 2016
Microsoft introduced at Enterprise Connect a version of the Skype telephony service that connects to a company’s existing phone lines and numbers.
March 08, 2016
Microsoft and Cisco pledged video conferencing systems interoperability at the Enterprise Connect conference, but cross-vendor technology remains elusive.
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