Skype is much more than just instant messaging. Sharon provides an overview of Skype, touches on some of the services, and provides a brief history of the service.
- [Narrator] Most of us are familiar with Skype as the instant messaging and video chat service, but did you know that Skype also supports group chats and group meetings for up to 250 participants? You can share files, images, presentations, and even share your screen. You can also make phone calls with Skype, and recently added, with Skype Broadcast, which allows you to broadcast a presentation to up to 10,000 attendees. And you can do all this from different devices, including android, iOs, or Skype Business Room Systems, and the surface hub.
If you do not have an Office 365 subscription, you can use Skype video chat and screen share with up to 25 users for free. Skype is not new, it's been around for quite a while. It was launched in 2003, and eBay acquired it in 2005. Microsoft purchased it in 2011 and integrated it with their Office 365 subscriptions. If you have an Office 365 subscription and you're not using Skype, you really should take a look at it. It could be that communication tool that makes everyone's work lives so much easier.
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