Skype for Business Server
Deploy instant messaging with presence, meetings, and calling on-premises while easily taking advantage of key cloud experiences.
Skype for Business Server features
Here are just a few of the features designed to help your business.
On-premises chat, meetings, and calling
Run your Unified Communications workload completely on your own servers.
Deploy and manage on your servers
Keep everything securely on your own servers. Cloud not required.
Support for the latest infrastructure
Deploy and run Skype for Business Server on the latest Windows and SQL servers in your datacenter.
Choose your own cloud services
Choose which functionality to enhance via the cloud: call quality reporting, meetings, or voicemail.
Complete Unified Communications feature set
Instant messaging, presence, and meetings. Support for audio conferencing, enterprise voice, and a server-developer platform. Apps available for AndroidTM, iOS, Mac, Windows, and web browsers.
Enhance communication security with built-in encryption and authorization through Microsoft Entra ID, deployed in your datacenters and managed by you.
Direct SIP and gateway interoperability with third-party PBX systems. Interoperability with legacy teleconferencing systems. Support for call admission control and QoS.
Cloud capable when needed
Split people between Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams based on needs. Easily migrate to the cloud if enhanced server deployment is requested. Use Skype for Business Server with Exchange Online.
Use Skype for Business servers for calling and instant messaging while harnessing Microsoft Teams for meetings. People will enjoy modern meetings while your company experiences improved performance in the cloud.
Find a partner
Meet your company's communication needs with help from one of our partners.
Become a partner
Transform the way people communicate and provide extraordinary reach beyond the walls of their businesses.
For IT professionals
Learn more about the licensing guide.
Looking for Skype for Business Online?
Skype for Business Online is now Microsoft Teams.