Skype for Business

Cogent's Skype for Business practice

If you are considering Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync), contact Cogent. We're a Microsoft Gold partner for communications. From concept to commissioning, through to a managed service, Cogent has the skills you need - whether you're creating enterprise-class voice solutions within the Skye for Business framework, or simply adding compatible handsets and headsets.

You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You’ll see the contact card of everyone working in the same app as you so you can quickly send them an IM or email, or start a call. You can also schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, and start meetings from apps like Word and PowerPoint to present whatever you’re working on.

Connect with anyone, anywhere, on your favourite device

...out to anyone in your company, or to the hundreds of millions of people on Skype, on your favorite device or web browser. Even if they’re not on Skype for Business, up to 250 people can join meetings—all they need is a landline phone or Internet connection.

Help keep info safe and manage accounts easily

All communications are protected by strong authentication and encryption. You control employee accounts, so you can add or remove subscriptions and assign features based on people’s collaboration needs. If you’re already on the Microsoft platform, the account info stored for each person in your organisation will be immediately recognised across Skype for Business.

Professional collaboration and meetings all integrated with Microsoft Office 365

Skype for Business will work with most communications technology, so you can still make and receive calls on PBX phones and join meetings with video teleconferencing systems. You’ll also reduce the cost of supporting multiple services by upgrading to one solution that includes everything—voice, video, and online meetings. And you can continue using the on-premises equipment you already have as you gradually move to the cloud.

End Points, from simple to sophisticated

Lync compatible handset, headsets and room system make the Lync solution slick and user-friendly.  We can help ensure you get the right devices for the application.

Cogent can help you choose from the large range of handsets and headsets.  With very competitive offerings and commercial models.

The right Skype for Business room based solutions are designed to extend the familiar Lync collaboration experience that people love into conference room environment. An intuitive touch control system so that anyone can start face-to-face conversation with interactive content sharing in no time.  Tight integration with Microsoft Outlook and one-touch meeting helps users both in the meeting room as well as remote locations to join the conference easily.