Skype and Skype for Business

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Can anyone out there shed some light on the roadmap for Skype, Skype for Business, and more to the point, if and/or when they’ll ever be combined into one product?  To say Microsoft is bad at naming its products is an understatement, but it’s especially true here.  “Skype Meetings,” an obviously business-focused feature of the consumer half of the Skype brand, only serves to muddy the waters further.  It’s almost as if Microsoft has forgotten why products have names–to differentiate one product from another.

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    UbelhorJ Alpha Member #1542 - 2 months ago

    This drives me nuts daily. Many people at work have Skype accounts so they could talk cheaply when traveiling overseas and for doing basic conferencing. Now that we have Skype for Business, it's caused a lot of people to dislike it because it just confuses them which one they're supposed to use. We're seriously having a hard time with getting people to use it because they think it's broken when it doesn't do what they're expecting it to based on the name.

     

    Doubly confusing is that most of them used their work accounts to sign up for regular Skype so in their minds they're using the same account, but none of thier contacts are available.