Polycom extends use of Skype for Business UI

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Polycom, Inc. has announced that the Polycom Group Series video endpoints and several of its voice solutions will include the Skype for Business UI.

Many organizations are wanting to move to one interface for collaboration tools to make it easy for users to join calls from any endpoint or software application. Consistency of scheduling, joining and managing a collaboration session is critical to driving user adoption.

In response to this demand, Polycom extending the Skype for Business experience beyond the desktop and mobile applications to voice and video solutions used in conference rooms and offices of all sizes.

Customers can now schedule, dial and join a Skype for Business call from a greater number of endpoints, providing one extended Skype for Business experience.

“Many organizations across the globe are moving toward consolidating their UC environments into a single interface to drive a consistent user experience and ease of use,” says Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research.

“The desire to enable a consistent method of scheduling collaboration sessions and a single-click to join meetings from any application and any location is a top priority.”

In addition, Polycom has officially become a Skype Operations Framework partner and will assist customers with all facets of the Skype for Business lifecycle, including planning, deployment, adoption, and operations.

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