The Skype for Business Client Preview enables IT professionals with the Lync 2013 client to become familiar with the new Skype for Business user interface. Lync is becoming Skype for Business in the first half of 2015 delivering a new client experience.
The Skype for Business Client Preview is provided to help IT professionals prepare for adoption and change management of the new user interface. It is an update to the existing MSI install for Office 2013 allowing IT admins to pilot and test the new Interface prior to the solutions' general availability.
Skype for Business offers new and improved features that enable businesses to:
- Increase adoption with the Skype-inspired client
- Become more productive faster with the easy-to-use user interface
- More efficient controls allows users to focus on communications and collaboration than on the technology