Microsoft Rolls Out Update on Skype for Business, its Analytics and Security

By CIOReview | Friday, September 23, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Microsoft enhances enterprise capabilities for Office 365, Skype for business services, security and analytics to drive expansion of communication server in Office 365. This incorporates an enterprise phone system, dial tone, and PSTN audio and video conferencing capabilities. 

Skype, formerly restricted to video chats, can now be utilized for meetings, video chats, calling, and information sharing. With single service cloud based productivity suite of Microsoft, the feature set has overcome phone and meeting system boundaries.  It permits to pay only for the software required, simplifies infrastructure and deduct hefty costs connected with different phone and conferencing frameworks.

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is a gathering of interconnected voice-oriented public telephone networks. PSTN Conferencing and Calling are two services available in Office 365 accrediting users to join meetings and make calls from their desktop or mobile devices. In one of the blogs of Microsoft, it is mentioned that new features are expected to raise the usage of conference tools.

Features incorporated in the recent updates are as follows: Endorsers can have access to Delve Analytics, which displays dashboards to give bits of knowledge on associations among employees and teams; business analytic s service -Power BI accredits comprehending information through dashboard. Security aspect creates transparency in the cloud utilizing behavior analysis to protect against malware.