On Nov. 30, Microsoft extended the list of Office 365 features by adding the new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities.
Additions such as Cloud PBX, Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Calling and PSTN Conferencing are now available.
Skype Meeting Broadcast allows users to broadcast a Skype for Business meeting on the Internet to an audience of 10,000 people tops. To attend, other users can use their mobile device or their desktop browser. Chat capabilities are active due to Yammer, and real-time voting happens via Bing Pulse. The Redmond-based company imagines the functionality at work in scenarios like webinars or public opinion consultations.
Skype for Business meeting in Office 365 sports PSTN Conferencing, which works great when you need to invite someone who does not have access to the Internet. It is easy to add guests by dialing their mobile numbers or landline phones. It can be helpful in any scenario where the Internet access is low or nonexistent.