When it comes to conducting video conferences, Skype is probably one of the options that many businesses use these days. However since not all businesses are big, unlocking some of Skype’s features might not necessarily be financially feasible for some companies, or at least it doesn’t make sense if they don’t plan to use the feature all the time.

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Thankfully this is something that Microsoft understands which is why they have announced Skype Meetings. Basically it’s like a web version of Skype where users who don’t have Skype will still be able to join in by clicking a personalized URL created by the person hosting the Skype meeting, and from there they will be able to access a variety of features.

According to Microsoft, “With Skype Meetings, you can quickly set up meetings and share a personalized URL that participants click to join the meeting. During the meeting, participants can IM, share their screen or PowerPoint presentation or use the laser pointer and whiteboard features to make it more engaging and productive. The meeting organizer also gets professional meeting controls such as the ability to mute the audience in order to be heard.”

Skype Meetings will be free to use and will be valid for companies with a valid business email address and who don’t already subscribe to Office 365. The feature will support up to 10 users at once in the first 60 days, and subsequent months users can add 3 people per month. To learn more hit up Microsoft’s website or check out the video above.

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