Introduction to Skype for Business Integration

Skype for Business Integration is ONLY available for Exchange-enabled templates.

Skype for Business Integration lets users add a Skype meeting to an EMS room reservation. Attendees can then join the Skype meeting from the reservation with a single click, using any Skype-enabled video device, such as a mobile phone, laptop, or Microsoft Surface Hub. The Skype for Business Integration is available through the following EMS access points: EMS Mobile App, EMS Web App, and EMS for Outlook.

The benefits of Skype for Business Integration include:

  • A self-service workflow that allows Everyday Users to schedule and initiate their own video conferences without the need for A/V support

    • Reduced operational costs

    • Increased Return on Investment (ROI) for video conference technology

    • Simplified user experience

    • Does not require a designated host—any user can initiate a video conference

  • Consistent user experience

  • Join from anywhere—unite dispersed teams and foster communication for remote and mobile workers

  • Reduced operational costs

  • Increased productivity for EMS Everyday Users and decreased email volume

  • Online and real-time collaboration, regardless of time zones and geography, for up to 250 attendees

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Skype for Business EMS Integration Points

The table below provides the current EMS integration points for Skype for Business.

EMS Integration Points for Skype for Business

Use Case

EMS Access Point

Integrations

Create a reservation with Skype meeting

Mobile App, Web App, EMS for Outlook

EMS Platform Services

Edit reservation with Skype meeting

All EMS Access points

EMS Platform Services

Join a Skype meeting linked to an EMS reservation

Mobile App, Web App, EMS for Outlook

EMS Platform Services

Cancel reservation with Skype meeting

All EMS Access points

EMS Platform Services