Goodbye Lync, hello Skype for Business: The ramifications for enterprise collaboration

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Updated Microsoft is serious about making work seamless. Five months after it was originally announced, Microsoft is officially rebranding Lync as Skype for Business.

The reasoning is simple. “We want to bring together the well-loved, familiar experience of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance and control that businesses expect from Microsoft,” a Skype blog post explains. A technical preview is already available, and the service will be made generally available in April.