These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.
For information about new features in Skype for Business Online, see Explore Skype for Business and What's new in Skype for Business.
We recommend that you use our simple comparison page to choose your version of Skype for Business Online. If you want a more in-depth comparison, see the feature tables below. You can select your locale from the drop-down list to get a local number.
To view all Office 365 plans, see Compare Office 365 for Business plans.
The Skype for Business (Lync) client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. The Lync Basic desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online.
Office 365 Pro Plus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype for Business (Lync) application, which include additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving & compliance features.Note Skype for Business Online Plan 2 is being retired from sale as of July 1, 2019.This means that you will no longer be able to acquire Skype for Business Online Plan 2 for instant messaging, presence, meetings, and peer-to-peer voice and video.For a more detailed comparison, see Office 365 Plan Options.To compare individual features across Skype for Business desktop and web clients, see the Skype for Business Online client comparison tables.For more information on Lync Basic features, see Clients for Skype for Business Online Tenants with a standalone Skype for Business Online plan can access reporting features if the tenant also has at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.Skype Meeting Broadcast For Organizer, Producer, Event Team member, and authenticated attendees, an Office 365 license is required.We understand the fact that writing a business plan from scratch can be a herculean task and hiring a business plan consultant to prepare a business plan is a NO-NO as most startups are usually operating on a shoestring budget.This is the sole reason we created these FREE sample business plan templates.For more information, see Controlling your data in Office 365 using Customer Key.Note Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 licensed users will get the Skype for Business Basic client, not the full Skype for Business client.