ATOI365D#Office365Challenge Skype for business is a great way to communicate and collaborate with other Skype users. This post will cover the features and user interface.

Day:  307 of 365, 58 left
Tools:  Office 365, Skype for Business
Description:  Skype for Business User Interface
Audience:  All


Cell phones became part of our lives roughly 25 to 30 years ago. I cannot even remember what it was like to have to drive to a phone booth to make a call (when in town), or not being reachable – because I’m not at home. And then it changed our lives. The way we communicate has changed forever and we need to keep up or be left out.

As much as technology has become intrusive and robs me of my ‘free time’, it also helps me be more efficient which in return ‘frees up time’. Kind of a catch 22 I suppose. The ability to do more and do it faster, has also made me impatient. I want immediate results, feedback, interaction and THAT’S why I love Skype :-).

Difference between Skype and Skype for Business:


Free Skype audio and video calls, and messaging.

Skype for Business

Professional meetings and collaboration—all integrated with your Office apps.

Click here for download or pricing options.

What can it do?

Skype for business is a great way to communicate and collaborate with other Skype users. The following features are available and will be covered over the next couple of posts:

  1. Text
  2. Voice Calls
  3. Video Calls
  4. Share Desktop
  5. Share Files
  6. Work with a virtual whiteboard
  7. Record meetings / calls
  8. Co-author documents in meetings
  9. View co-workers availability status

User interface:

Below you’ll see the Skype for Business User Interface:


Catch you tomorrow when we’ll start searching for and adding contacts and groups.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.