For corporate users who use Lync, last updates has transformed Lync in Skype for business, which actually means that Lync is dead and we will have two versions of Skype, the free Skype version and the corporate version for business users.
As Microsoft says, Skype for business will help you to connect with your co-workers more easy and it is secure because it is an IT-managed platform. Skype for business will not reduce any features from old Lync, but you will get more new features like:
- New look and feel
- Call via Work
- Skype directory integration
- Dual user experience
- Call Monitor
- Rate My Call
- Quick access to call controls
Skype for Business will be very familiar for both Skype and Lync users as it integrates some things from both.
New features will be file transfer preview, call via work, also users will be able to rate the call, which will let Skype for Business Server 2015 administrators to collect call data, access standard reports and to export raw data for further analysis.
Skype for Business will include PTSN calls and other options. Also Emoticons will be the same as in Skype.