Cloud Elevate is your home for timely, critical resources–organized by a monthly theme–to help ready teams, go to market, and win hosting business. To kick off the new year, we’re sharing resources to build your hosted web and audio conferencing practice with Modern Meetings solutions powered by Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business–an estimated $47 billion market opportunity for our partners.
New Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities added to Office 365 combine audio, video (including high definition video), and web meetings in one connected user experience and platform. Meetings run on Office 365 can be one-to-one or one-to-few, or broadcasted to up to 10,000 participants with Skype Meeting Broadcast. An optional embedded Yammer feed enables attendee dialogue, and Bing Pulse can deliver real-time polling and sentiment. For many customers, these new modern meeting capabilities will translate into significant cost savings–an estimated 60% over other conferencing solutions.
Let’s explore some of the resources spotlighted on Cloud Elevate to take advantage of this fast-growing opportunity as businesses modernize collaboration tools to address today’s digital, mobile, and geographically dispersed workplace.
Get started by reviewing resources on the Skype for Business solution page, including the Skype for Business Modern Meetings Opportunity. This presentation spotlights the trending SMB migration to modern collaboration and meeting tools, with revenue projections, TCO, and customer insights. It also gives you a great overview of Skype for Business meeting capabilities and go-to-market strategies.
We also recommend reviewing the provided technical readiness resources, including the Skype Operations Framework, plus the requirements and set-up steps to enable PSTN conferencing and Skype Meeting Broadcast capabilities. Additional training resources give you step-by-step technical guidance to set up conferencing features, helping you prepare your sales and technical enablement teams to deploy Skype for Business solutions.
Discover more about the Modern Meetings opportunity for service providers on the Cloud Elevate site, and don’t forget to sign up for the Cloud and Hosting newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news, webcasts, and resources to help you grow your hosting business.