Skype for Business
Instant Messaging

Your business moves faster with secure, business-grade, real-time collaboration.

Real-time business communication from virtually anywhere

Increase productivity with Skype for Business, powered by Intermedia. Employees can share information with group chat and desktop sharing as well as adding video, voice, and screen sharing capabilities. For companies in highly regulated and litigious industries, being able to integrate IM tools with a compliant archive is vital. Skype for Business integrates seamlessly with Smarsh platforms.

Key capabilities

of Skype for Business Instant Messaging


Messaging capabilities

Instant messaging means an instant answer. Messaging capabilities of Skype for Business include:

  • 1 to 1 messaging - securely chat with colleagues virtually anywhere
  • Group chat - securely chat with 3 or more colleagues in a group
  • Rich presence - see who's busy, available to chat, or away

Online Meetings

Here's how you can use Skype for Business for virtual meetings: (Enterprise plan required)

  • Schedule online meetings - easily schedule meetings directly from Outlook with a single-click and join meetings from anywhere on any device
  • Screen sharing* - complete work faster by collaborating on a single screen
  • Voice and video chat* - have face-to-face meetings with a single click

* Requires Skype for Business Enterprise


Availability across mobile devices

Skype for Business is available on all devices including iOS and Android. So you can stay connected regardless of location.


Easy, convenient integration with Exchange

Skype for Business works with the products you’re already using. It sees your schedule as well as those of your contacts so you know who’s available when you are. You don’t have to open another window.


99.999% financially backed SLA

Intermedia believes in giving customers the best service possible. A 99.999% uptime SLA means that you should expect less than six minutes of downtime over the course of a year. Our competitors only offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. That's just three nines. While that difference may not seem significant, the difference actually amounts to downtime each year of over 8 hours.


Seamless Integration with the Enterprise Archive

Smarsh and Intermedia work together so that customers experience seamless service and integration between the Smarsh platform and Intermedia solutions.

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