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Skype for Business Conference at ITEXPO, Presented by Microsoft

Skype for Business is Here

Learn how to use Skype for Business to your advantage: messaging, meetings, and enterprise voice and video all in one app that works with Office.

Explore ways Skype can help you to work smarter with cost effective and collaborative tools, whatever the size of your business.

Meetings and calls with anyone

Skype for Business allows you to meet with up to 250 people—even if they're not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or internet connection.

Powerful productivity with Office

Use Skype for Business to see your contacts' online statuses, schedule meetings in Outlook, and start conversations from apps like Word and PowerPoint.

Security and control

Skype for Business conversations are protected by strong authentication and encryption, and you manage employee accounts and features.

Skype for Business Benefits

Cut the costs of business calls and video conferencing

Complete UC Feature Set - Replace traditional PBX systems

Reduce business travel costs with online meetings and Skype consumer network integration

Connect with anyone, anywhere, on your favorite device

Help keep info safe and manage accounts easily

Find out more about the premier communications and collaboration platform!

Skype for Business Conference at ITEXPO, Presented by Microsoft will give you an in-depth look into how business communications is evolving. Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) is a communications and collaboration platform that brings together an experience inspired by Skype with enterprise-grade security, compliance and control. It offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, online meetings, video conferencing, and complete enterprise voice for PBX replacement. It is built right in to Microsoft Office, so initiating chats, calls and meetings is an integrated experience within Office and Office 365.

Skype for Business Conference Sessions

Monday, October 05, 2015
1:00-1:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business is here - So what exactly is it?
S4B-01
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Skype for Business is powering the modern workplace and the future of communication collaboration is here now. We'll cover a complete overview of the end-to-end solution, from cloud to on-premises and across all functional feature areas, including Cloud PBX, Skype Broadcast Meetings, Cloud PSTN Calling and conferencing.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:00-2:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business Meetings and the Modern Workplace
S4B-02
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Consulting Engineer
Polycom
Because meetings and collaboration are a critical factor in creating successful organizations, we'll take a deep dive into the end-to-end meetings capability, from 2 to 10,000 participants.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
3:00-3:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft
(Room 202A)
Deployment Considerations  - Cloud, On-premises or Hybrid
S4B-03
Chief Technology Officer
Intelepeer
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Director Product Management
Sonus Networks
Partner
IntelliCom Analytics
It's been the subject of debate since the first cloud-based platform was introduced, but how does the choice impact Skype for Business and its users? What are the alternatives and what are the best options for your business needs, and how do you determine what those needs are?
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft
(Room 202A)
4:00-4:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Managing a Skype for Business solution end to end.     
S4B-04
Senior Editor
TMC
Director of Microsoft Enterprise Programs
Nectar Services Corp.
Global Microsoft Alliance Director
IR
Director Product Management
Sonus Networks
Skype for Business provides a great platform for partners to develop solutions that help customers to manage Skype for Business in their environments. From reporting, quality analysis and others, please join our session to meet some or our partners and get a live demonstration of important IT pro tools.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
5:00-5:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
ROI with Skype for Business
S4B-05
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
VP, Skype Business
ConnectSolutions
An investment in technology is never made without understand what you're getting in return. We'll discuss how to maximize ROI on not only your Skype for Business investment, but also how Skype for Business will help increase the return on your entire communications infrastructure.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
9:00-9:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business and PBX Replacement for Enterprise Voice
S4B-06
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Sales Engineer
AudioCodes
Voice Solutions Architect
Polycom
How should you think about PBX integration, migration, or replacement with Skype for Business? We'll discuss Pros, Cons, and general best practices and pitfalls to avoid from industry experts with lots of experience.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
10:00-10:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business Audio and Video Device Considerations
S4B-07
Senior Editor
TMC
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Microsoft
Sr. Manager – Strategic Alliances
Plantronics
Consulting Engineer
Polycom
There are so many devices to create a productive and positive communication and collaboration experience including desk phones, headsets, bluetooth, desktop video, conference room video. What considerations are needed by users and organizations to drive ROI and user productivity across PCs, phones, browsers, and meeting rooms?
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
11:00-11:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Security, Compliance, Recording, and E911 – What’s the Big Deal?
S4B-08
Senior Editor
TMC
Chief Operating Officer
Numonix
Sales Engineer
AudioCodes
Vice President
Call Cabinet Corp
Every business has some level of security and compliance requirements to meet. What implications does Skype for Business have for security and regulatory mandates and what do you need to know to bring your Skype for Business deployment into compliance with these standards?
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
12:00-12:45pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
SESSION INFO COMING SOON
S4B-09
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
1:30 -2:15pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business in the Contact Center
S4B-10
Executive Editor
TMC
Chief Technology Officer
Intelepeer
Vice President of Sales
Enghouse Interactive
Product Manager
Clarity Connect
So you plan to use Skype for Business? What does that mean for your contact center? Find out how you can get the most of Skype for Business for your customer service teams as well, increasing the value of your investment and your ability to deliver quality customer care.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:30-3:15pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Common Questions Answered about Skype for Business
S4B-11
Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances
Nectar Services Corp.
Director Strategic Alliances
Sonus Networks
UC Solutions Manager
AudioCodes
Microsoft Solutions Architect
Polycom
Partner
IntelliCom Analytics
Skype for Business: what exactly does that mean? Is Microsoft merging Lync and Skype? What happens to core voice and video capabilities? Where is the cloud voice you promised? What about other enterprise requirements around security, QoS, CAC, and Branch Survivability? For simple answers to common concerns around Skype for Business based on questions customers have been asking around the world, please join this session.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
5:30pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
Starleaf
S4B-25
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
6:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
IntelePeer Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-12
Give Skype for Business a Voice
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
6:30pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
AudioCodes Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-13
AudioCodes OneBox 365"
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
7:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Clarity Connect Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-14
Intelligent Routing with Skype for Business
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
11:30am
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Numonix Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-15
Compliant Interaction Recording for Skype for Business
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Jabra Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-16
Collaboration Made Easy
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
1:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Enghouse Interactive Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-17
Take S4B Beyond Response Groups
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
2:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Plantronics Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-18
ANC in the Workplace
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
2:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Sonus Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-19
VellOS® Integration with Microsoft Skype for Business SDN API
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
3:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Nectar Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-20
Monitoring, Analytics, and Diagnostics for Skype4B
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
3:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Polycom Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-21
Sr. Director, Alliances Marketing
Polycom
Consulting Engineer
Polycom
Building a Workplace of the Future Around Skype for Business
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Thursday, October 08, 2015
11:30am
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Scansource
S4B-22
Deliver Skype for Business Solutions & More!
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
IR
S4B-23
The Road to Enterprise Voice
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:30pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
ConnectSolutions
S4B-24
Key Considerations for a Successful Skype For Business Deployment
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
1:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
Yealink
S4B-26
Yealink Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)


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