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Switch to Skype for Business from Hangouts Meet

Skype for Business from Hangouts Meet

Switch to Skype for Business from Hangouts Meet

Switch to Skype for Business from Google Hangouts Meet and start working together with these quick instructions on how to create, run, and participate in online meetings with Skype for Business.

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With Skype for Business:

  • Start instant message conversations and voice or video calls.

  • Schedule and join meetings.

  • Present your screen during meetings, or let others present theirs.

Note: Features and information in this guide apply to Skype for Business Online as available through Office 365.

Differences*

Feature

Skype for Business

Hangouts Meet

Screen sharing

  • Share desktop

  • Share program

  • Present screen

  • Present window

Video call controls

  • Mute/unmute

  • Remove from call

  • Gallery, Speaker, Content, and Compact views

  • Mute/unmute

  • Remove from call

Meeting notes

  • Meeting note-taking through interoperation with OneNote

    • Add shared notes to a meeting request. Attendees can view or edit OneNote meeting notes.

    • Take notes on your own to add your private, personal notes to the meeting that aren’t visible to others.

  • Meeting note-taking is not natively available in Hangouts Meet. Note-taking requires a separate application.

Whiteboard

  • Annotations tools

    • Type notes

    • Draw

    • Erase

    • Point

    • Import images to shared whiteboard

  • Download whiteboard permissions

    • Owner

    • Presenters

    • Anyone

  • No native whiteboard capabilities. Whiteboarding functionality requires an additional application.

Polling

  • Polling integrated into Skype for Business.

    • Presenters can use polling to gather anonymous responses from participants.

    • Presenters can see the results and can either hide the results or show them to all attendees.

  • No native polling capabilities in Hangouts Meet. Polling requires a separate application.

Q&A manager

Provides a structured environment for answering questions during a meeting. One presenter can answer questions while another presents meeting content.

No native Q&A capabilities in Hangouts Meet. Polling requires a separate application.

Meeting participants

Up to 250 participants.

If you have G Suite Enterprise you can host a Hangouts Meet video meeting for up to 30 participants.

If you have G Suite Basic and Business, you can host a Hangouts Meet video meeting for up to 25 participants.

Dial-in conferencing

Dial-in access to Skype for Business meetings is available in 90+ countries.

Dial-in access to Hangouts Meet meetings is available inthe United States.

*Differences are based on Hangouts Meet in G-Suite Enterprise Edition and Skype for Business in Office 365 E5 plan as of May 2017.


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