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How to Bring Skype for Business Online Into the Meeting Room

Published: 12 September 2017

ID: G00341344

Analyst(s): Tom Eagle, Mike Fasciani

Summary

For infrastructure and operations leaders seeking a truly "unified" UC experience, the meeting room is often the last element to be aligned. This report provides guidance on three major options for extending the Microsoft Skype for Business Online experience from the desktop to the meeting room.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Create Seamless Direct Connectivity to SfBO by Deploying Hardware-Based Endpoints
    • Skype Room System
    • Non-SRSv2 Endpoints
    • Microsoft Surface Hub
  • Evaluate Cloud-Based Meeting and Interoperability Services for Their Ability to Work With the Skype Workflow
    • VaaS
    • Cloud-Based Interoperability Service
  • Use Premises-Based Virtualized Infrastructure When Directly Managing the Overall Meeting Solution Is Critical

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