A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action with Skype for Business Server 2015 happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing

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In March, Microsoft released Skype for Business Server 2015, its enterprise communications product that is the successor to both Lync Server for on-premises installations and Lync Online for cloud customers.

Skype for Business Server 2015 is a modest upgrade that takes care of a lot of plumbing on the server side but is more of a cosmetic polish on the client side. In this piece, I will take a look at exactly what Skype for Business is, what is new or improved in this release, some things to look forward to and perhaps some "gotchas" as well. Let's dive in.

Busting some myths

Let me take this opportunity to talk a little bit about what Skype for Business is not:

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