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How Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Your Business: Virtual Meetings

Microsoft Office 365 has brought in the popular video chat giant Skype to create Skype for Business, granting users the ability to talk face-to-face with anyone in their network, wherever they are. This new feature allows for virtual meetings to take place anywhere, anytime between your team members, business partners, vendors, or with customers who could be half a world away with missing a moment. Office 365’s online meeting features can also reduce the costs of communication by eliminating the need to travel for face time with influential people and grants users the ability to share projects in real time for a more impactful meeting experience. If you desire just the Skype for Business model without Office, options are available. 

The Forrester Total Economic Impact™, an objective study performed to evaluate the economic value provided by Microsoft Office 365’s online meeting features, found that small to medium businesses that used Office 365 for virtual communication saw a significant drop in costs related to communication and meeting with others. Some of the study highlights include:

  • Improved business continuity lead to avoidance in lost billable hours of $15,000 annually
  • Increased mobile worker productivity saved 45 hours annually per worker
  • One organization reported a decrease in data attacks, going from 15 data breaches per year to 1 and resulted in an annual savings of $1,400 for security risk and compliance costs

Online meetings through Microsoft Office 365 can help your business in the following ways:

Have Meetings Anywhere, Anytime

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Using Skype for Business, you can have a face-to-face meeting wherever you are on any device. Scheduling conflicts, travel time and costs, and location no longer stop you from having those meaningful conversations in full HD video and audio. You can also set up meetings in advance using Outlook integration, or send a link for an easy join spontaneous meeting.

Multiple Users All On the Same Call

Chat with up to 250 people all on the same session to get input from different people in various locations. You can enact the one-click screen sharing tool for real-time note taking and sharing information with everyone involved, so you all stay on the same page at any given moment. Primary visual information for every user also lets you know who is speaking.

Chat Anytime with Anyone Online

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You can see who in your network is online and available to chat at any time. From the interface, you can send instant messages, start an audio-only conversation, and go for the full video experience by contacting people through your PC. You are also able to chat with other regular Skype users for more flexibility.

For more ways in which Microsoft Office 365 can improve how you do business, visit our blog for updates. To upgrade today, visit My Choice Software to get your subscription! For support on Microsoft Office 365, contact us at (800) 318-1439 or Our staff is ready to answer your questions and assist you in finding business solutions that are the best fit for your organization.

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