Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Works well if you use it in a basic way
I find Skype for business ok if you just use it for voice and perhaps video. It is very difficult to get all the info needed on one screen e.g. list of names of who is on the call. Video lags a bit and can be pixellated sometimes but this could be my broadband. I find the menu of in call options very poor and my team and I have given up using the function where everyone can view documents as not everyone could see them, it wouldn't work every time and crashed.
Unstable and lagging behind competition
Audio / Video conferencing is a crucial tool in my day to day work. Skype for Business Online (not public Skype) is a rebrand of an old and unstable product called Lync. My experience is that it does not handle Internet connection well and even in a corporate network, if there is bandwidth contention it drops calls regularly rather than falling back gracefully. Note that if a call does not drop out the app will ask you to rate the call. However if you get regular drop outs it does not ask you to rate the call so our support teams do not know the extent of this instability. It takes a lot of bandwidth when more than a few attendees switch on video so I often see people just use audio in their meetings. Public Skype is a much better product based on new codecs and is an order of magnitude more stable. Other audio / video products such as Zoom are an order of magnitude more stable (I would go so far as to say flawless) and use less network bandwidth even when there are large numbers of concurrent video connections. I simply do not understand that when faced with that competition that Microsoft won’t take the ‘better’ codecs they have in public Skype and Teams and simply build these into Skype for Business instead of declaring end of life for Skype Online and causing unnecessary disruption and cost for millions of their customers. This is a yesteryear product.
Full of bugs
1. If you use skype on your desktop and do not close conversations there, and then you log on to this app on your iPhone, it shows them as “Missed Conversations” with the timestamp when you logged in. So you actually don’t know if you have a genuine missed conversation or not.
2. A pre scheduled meeting in your outlook calendar is fully integrated with this app. So you can click a button and join the conversation. However if the meeting runs longer than its supposed to and lets say you get kicked out for whatever reason and need to get back in, it is simply not possible.
3. If the other party in your meeting is using skype on their desktop and they share their screen, it only appears as a tiny box on the bottom left corner of your phone. The resolution and rendering is probably the worst I’ve seen.
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Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.