Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Skype For Business Launched On Windows Phones


Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expanding the rollout of its enterprise-focused Skype for Business app. To further expand the adoption of the enterprise Skype, Microsoft has activated the app for Windows Phone platform. The company had only previously made the enriched version of Skype available on PCs.

Microsoft released Skype for Business in April, presenting it as the replacement for Lync. The company made it a point to include the exciting feature of Lync in Skype for Business.

Only on Windows

The mobile version of the enterprise Skype is only currently available on Windows Phone platform. That means that mobile users on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS or Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android are currently out of lack when it comes to enjoying Skype for Business on mobile. For Android and iOS users, they can still continue using Lync 2013, which is being phased out by Skype for Business.

Familiar user interface

Microsoft has largely retained the familiar user interface of the consumer version of Skype in the enterprise Skype.

Revamped Skype

Skype for Business has been revamped to support enterprise communication on mobile devices. Security feature of the enterprise Skype has also been beefed up with at-rest data encryption. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has also boosted synchronization on Skype for Business.

Supported OS

Microsoft’s Skype for Business is available for those running Windows Phone 8.1 on their devices. However, those who are still stuck with Windows Phone 8 are out of lack. They will have to continue using either Lync 2013 or its 2010 version until they upgrade to a newer version of Windows Phone OS.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) under CEO, Satya Nadella, is adopting more pragmatic strategies to win business. The company is opening up many of its previously locked software like Office for use on rival platforms. Microsoft is also driving for greater mobile and cloud presence, which are some of the areas with huge potential, but currently remain challenging for the company.

Neha Gupta

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