Skype for Business Server

Illustration outlines the technical features licensed by the Skype for Business Server Standard, Enterprise, and Plus CALs (Client Access Licenses).

Microsoft’s family of on-premises server, online services, and clients that provide presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, application sharing, and telephony capabilities.

Summary of SA (Software Assurance) benefits associated with Skype for Business Server, organized by high and low value benefits

Shorthand for Skype for Business, on-premises and online services products providing presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing capabilities. See Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online for in-depth entries.

A Windows Server-based server application that provides presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing; licensed under the Server/CAL License Model.

A Windows Server-based server application that provides presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing. See successor product Skype for Business Server for in-depth entry.

Skype for Business Server 2015 retires the Lync brand and increases Per-User licensing costs, while maintaining the product's licensing model and use rights

Skype for Business Server 2015 retires the Lync brand and increases Per-User licensing costs, while maintaining the product's licensing model and use rights

Chart shows the general licensing rules for Skype for Business Server 2015