RealConnect for Office 365 and
Skype for Business

Extend the video and content sharing experience of Skype for Business into your existing video technologies.

Polycom RealConnect Overview

Polycom RealConnect — The ONLY certified video interoperability solution for Office 365 and Skype for Business. Polycom RealConnect is the first technology that solves the age-old dilemma of making different multiple videoconferencing technologies work together. RealConnect allows devices such as Polycom and Cisco video endpoints to join a Skype for Business meeting.

Polycom RealConnect is integrated into the Skype meeting workflow making it easy and intuitive to schedule a video interop call. Skype and non-Skype users join the same video call with one click and enjoy their natural video and content layouts.

Available for both Skype for Business online as part of Office 365 and Skype for Business on-premises, Polycom RealConnect leverages the industry-leading Polycom unified conferencing technologies to bring together Skype for Business users and other video conferencing systems.



Future-proof Microsoft UC deployment with RealConnect.

Polycom RealConnect Hybrid allows customers currently on Skype for Business on-premises to enable video interoperability and migrate to Office 365/Skype for Business Online without any disruption.

Video Interoperability Simplified

Watch this video series to master video interoperability and create seamless meeting experiences with
Skype for Business and Office 365.



Flexible Deployment Options for Office 365
and Skype for Business

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Office 365

Simple and natural way for Office 365 users to meet and collaborate with existing video conferencing solutions.



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RealConnect for Office 365

Cloud-based video interoperability solution built for Office 365. End users will enjoy the simple meeting workflow and natural Skype online meeting experience. While IT admins will enjoy protecting their video investments and the simplicity of license management and provisioning from within their Office 365 portal.

Easy to schedule. Simple to join

  • Schedule meeting in Outlook and simply invite users or devices into the meeting
  • Click to Join meetings from personal devices or room video systems (One Touch Dial option available)
  • Skype for Business users see existing video systems in the same familiar Skype for Business call layout, in the participant roster, and can share content bi-directionally

Protects your existing video investments

  • Protect your video investments by connecting Cisco, Polycom or other video endpoints into a Skype for Business call.
  • Bring immersive telepresence systems into a Skype for Business call with RealConnect

Easy to manage and provision

  • Easy initial activation via the Polycom app on the Office 365 marketplace.
  • License provisioning and management through the Office 365 Admin Portal.
  • Works with existing video infrastructure for call control and firewall traversal.
  • Service is monitored and supported by Polycom
  • Skype Operation Framework Certified Partner--Additional services available to ensure a successful Skype deployment.

Microsoft and Polycom Talk Video Interop in the Cloud

View a demo of the new Polycom cloud-based video interoperability service for Office 365 users.

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Skype for Business On-Premises

Skype for Business enables customers with an on- premises or hybrid Skype deployment to seamlessly connect existing video conferencing endpoints into a Skype for Business call.

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RealConnect for Skype for Business – on-premises/hybrid

Video interoperability solution to bring Skype for Business and non-Skype for Business video solutions together in the same meeting. End users will enjoy the simple meeting workflow and natural Skype meeting experience. While IT admins will enjoy protecting their video investments by connecting their existing solutions to Skype meetings.

Easy to schedule. Simple to join

  • Schedule meeting in Outlook and simply invite users or devices into the meeting
  • Click to Join meetings from personal devices or room video systems (with One Touch Dial option)
  • Skype for Business users see existing video systems in the same familiar Skype for Business call layout, in the participant roster, and can share content bi-directionally

Protects your existing video investments

  • Protect your video investments by connecting Cisco, Polycom or other video endpoints into a Skype for Business call.
  • Bring immersive telepresence systems into a Skype for Business call with RealConnect

Experience the Polycom difference

  • Interop solution based on Polycom RealRresence Clariti collaboration software, including entitlement to all the necessary software components for bridging, video call control, device management, and firewall traversal.
  • Skype Operation Framework Certified Partner--Additional services available to ensure a successful Skype deployment.
  • Calls hosted on both Skype for Business conferencing server and Polycom RealPresence Clariti infrastructure for resource optimization.
  • Flexible deployment options with Polycom Managed Services; hosting and management options include on-premises, in the customer’s data center or in the Polycom private cloud.

TransUnion Video

TransUnion is using RealConnect for Skype for Business, Group Series, and SoundStructure C-Series to help employees collaborate globally, resulted in enhanced communication among employees, improved workflows and time savings.

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Try Polycom RealConnect for Office 365

Experience seamless interoperability with Polycom, Cisco or other standards-based video endpoints in a Skype for Business online meeting.

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Skype for Business Video Guide

Lower costs, increase usage and simplify the meeting experience with Skype for Business video. Download the guide to see how your organization can benefit.


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"We started to feel like a family collaborating. It blew my mind and changed the way I thought about a global organization."

-Christina Strauch Mengel
Lead Engineer, Transunion

Resources

RealConnect for Office 365 Online Help Portal

Access the online help portal to read online documentation, watch how-to videos, and browse community pages

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3 ways to video-enable Skype for Business

Watch this webinar to learn about the newest video solutions for Office 365 and Skype for Business.

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Skype for Business & Office 365 Video Guide

Lower costs, increase usage and simplify the meeting experience with Skype for Business and Office 365 video.

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Best practices in deploying Skype for Business

Enable your teams to connect from anywhere with any device using Office 365 and Skype for Business.


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Polycom RealConnect for Office 365 and Skype for Business Data Sheet

Learn more about how Polycom RealConnect solutions deliver video interoperability with Skype for Business and Office 365 seamlessly

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