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Skype added features to business package

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2007 16:12 User comments (1)

Skype added features to business package eBay-owned Internet telephony company, Skype, has added some new features to its "Skype for Business" package as well as some optional add-ons. The features are aimed at improving central management and IT administration. Skype launched its enterprise offering last year to mirror the success it has had in the consumer market, and now counts up to 30% of its users as business users.
The new features primarily concern internal management, including a new process to install the software on multiple workstations simultaneously, an improved "business control panel" for administrators to distribute SkypeOut calling minutes, assign phone numbers and deal with company-wide invoices. The features were actually added in the Skype 3.0 update in December, but were barely covered due to being over-shadowed by the consumer additions.

While the business version of the service has the same features that made the consumer service so successful (video calls, text chat, SkypeOut, SkypeIn etc.), the enterprise version has its own homepage with exclusive extras created with third-party developers. These include conferencing software and screen-sharing tools.

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129.1.2007 17:08

skype has video calls??? Thats awesome!

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