Skype for Business

Skype for Business Training at New Horizons Singapore

Lync Server is now Skype for Business, a communication and collaboration platform that brings together an experience inspired by Skype with the enterprise-grade security, compliance, and control of Lync.

Skype for Business offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings. Skype for Business provides a new client experience, a new client experience, a new server release, and updates to the service in Office 365.

If users in your organization are already familiar with Skype, they’ll appreciate the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it’s easy to find and connect with co-workers. If users in your organization are coming to Skype for Business from Lync, they’ll recognize all the features they already use but in a fresh new interface with simplified controls and new additions.

In addition to the new client experience, Skype for Business Server 2015 provides several new features to improve manageability of on-premises servers and hybrid solutions.

New Features in Skype for Business with Improvements:

  • User Experience
  • Voice and Video Support
  • Mobile Support
  • Management of On-Premises Servers
  • Deployment and Management of Hybrid Solutions
  • Multi-Factor Authentication Support

Skype for Business Certifications

Earning an MCSA certification qualifies you for a position as a software as a service (SaaS) administrator or cloud applications administrator focused on managing Office 365 business productivity products like Exchange, SharePoint and Skype.

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to move your company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for your organization.

NOTE: To earn the MCSE: Productivity certification, you must first earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Office 365, and then, pass a single additional exam from a list of electives associated with the corresponding certification.

Once you hold an MSCA: Office 365, pass any one of the following elective exams to earn an MCSE: Productivity:

Important MCSE & MCSD Certification Changes from Microsoft

On September 26, 2016, five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties were released. To earn each of the new certifications – MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSE: Mobility, MCSE: Data Management and Analysis, MCSE: Productivity, or MCSD: App Builder – you must first earn a qualifying Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and, then pass a single additional exam from a list of electives associated with the corresponding certification. Click here for a complete summary of the MCSE and MCSD changes from Microsoft, including answer to some of the most frequently asked questions.