Real-time presence information makes it possible to see if a colleague is available, where they are located and their ability to engage over which channel (voice - video).

Instant Messaging (IM)

Multiple IM conversations can be initiated at the same time, with full support for text, file sharing and hyperlinks.


Create, moderate and join pre-planned and ad-hoc Audio, Video and Web meetings with users within and outside of the College. Audio calls can be elevated to online sharing sessions or transitioned to high definition video.


Calls can be made from a Windows PC/Laptop, Apple Mac, desk phone, mobile (smartphone), with enhanced calling features.


A quick instant message conversation between colleagues can be switched to a high definition video call with ease, while videoconferencing can be used to enhance the working experience.

Consistent User Interface

A consistent interface makes it easy to access and use communication applications from any device (Windows PC/Laptop/Mobile, Apple, iOS, Android).

Public Skype

Skype for Business connects seamlessly with public Skype, enabling the College to engage with users outside the College already utilising this new world technology. Instant Messaging, Voice and Video calls can be made with users public Skype, enriching the communications experience.

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