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Hosted Skype for Business + Hosted Microsoft Exchange

Secure IM. Web conferencing. Desktop and application sharing.

Get sophisticated collaboration capabilities like instant messaging, web conferencing, presence, and desktop and application sharing by combining Skype for Business with our Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2013.

With a single click in Outlook, start an instant message chat or set up a web conference with coworkers or external users. It's an easy, efficient way to promote collaboration across any device or geography—from a PC in the next office to a mobile device in another country.

Hosted Skype for Business requires Hosted Microsoft Exchange.

Skype for Business & Exchange integration

Give your Exchange users a streamlined and familiar experience. Start an IM, see the presence of other users, and schedule meetings from within Outlook.

Simplified management

Replace multiple chat and video applications with a single Skype for Business client. Manage Skype for Business and Exchange from a single control panel.

Backed by Fanatical Support®

Get live help and expertise from Rackspace specialists, 24x7x365. Who's supporting your current solution?

100% Network Uptime Guarantee

Because downtime impacts your bottom line, we offer a 100% Network Uptime Guarantee for Hosted Skype for Business and Hosted Exchange.

Top features

Instant messaging and presence

Send SSL-encrypted IMs inside and outside your organization, and see the presence of other users in real time from within Skype for Business and Outlook.

Video calling

Start a video call from within an email, meeting request, the Skype for Business client, or even from a mobile device.

Connect with Skype users

Instant message and make audio/video calls with partners, vendors, and suppliers already using Skype or Skype for Business with Skype for Business Federation. All federated communication is SSL encrypted.

Multiparty web conferencing

Conduct multiparty web meetings with full presenter controls. Set up a meeting from within Outlook with internal and external users. Users can join using the Skype for Business app or a web browser.

Desktop and application sharing

Share a whiteboard, your desktop, and applications like PowerPoint®, with the ability to control remotely.


Use native Skype for Business client app for Windows®, Mac®, and your mobile devices (iOS®, Android, Windows Phone®).

Key features

Hosted Skype for Business
Standard Plan

(plus the cost of Hosted Exchange)

Bulk discounts available
for 50+ users

Hosted Skype for Business
Enterprise Plan

(plus the cost of Hosted Exchange)

Bulk discounts available
for 50+ users

Requires Hosted Exchange
Presence enhanced with Exchange Calendaring
SSL-encrypted IM (one-to-one and group chat)
SSL-encrypted file transfers
Skype-to-Skype calling (audio and video)
Desktop and application sharing
Online polling
Whiteboard sharing
Multiparty audio and video calling (three or more)
Web conferencing with meeting controls (Organizer, Lobby Experience, Join From)
Create Skype for Business meetings from Outlook
Meetings with external users
Mobile clients
Skype for Business web app
Skype for Business Federation (IM, presence, audio, & video with external organizations)
Public Skype connectivity
24x7x365 Fanatical Support
Financially backed 100% Network Uptime Guarantee

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