Hosted Skype for Business vs Enterprise Skype for Business
This article describes which features are available in Hosted Microsoft Skype for Business and in Enterprise Office 365 Skype for Business.
- Applies to: Administrator
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time needed: Approximately 10 minutes
- Tools required: Cloud Office Control Panel access
For more information about prerequisite terminology, see Cloud Office support terminology.
The following table describes which features are available in Hosted Skype for Business and in Enterprise Office 365 Skype for Business.
|Feature||Hosted Skype for Business||Enterprise Office 365 Skype for Business|
|Secure peer-to-peer instant messaging||✓||✓|
|Multi-party instant messaging (3 or more)||✓||✓|
|Access to contacts’ statuses||✓||✓|
|Integration with outlook and outlook web app||✓||✓|
|Audio and HD video calling to Skype For Business users (peer-to-peer)||✓||✓|
|Record the meeting or call||✓||✓|
|Click-to-Skype For Business from Office Apps||✓||✓|
|Desktop, application and whiteboard sharing||✓|
|Group audio and HD video calling (3 or more)||✓|
|Create and manage persistent chat room||✓|
|Conference Attendee Experience:
- Join an ad hoc or scheduled meeting
- Send/receive audio/video
- View shared application
- View/write whiteboard
|Conference Presenter Experience:
- Upload and show PowerPoint slides
- Share Application, Manage roster
- Conduct polls
- Manage Meeting lobby
|Initiate/schedule multi-party (3+) audio, video conference||✓|
|Schedule web conferences||✓|
|Maximum number of people who are allowed to attend a meeting organized by user with this type of license||100||250|
If you want to upgrade your Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business to our Office 365 offering, see Rackspace Office 365 for more information and next steps.
Note: Skype for Business Dial-in Conferencing is not supported for both licenses.
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