Microsoft unveils free version of Skype for Business

Microsoft launches free version of Skype for Business, enters new phase of Mac tests

Microsoft is adding a couple of new strings to its collaboration software bow by broadening the availability of Skype.

First, it’s launched a free version of Skype for Business, and second, it’s entered the second phase of tests of its new Skype for Business for Mac.

The free version of Skype is actually be available as an in-browser application, and is called Skype Meetings. Features include the ability to share screens and content during meetings.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has enrolled 22,000 individuals in more than 7,000 organisations for phase 2 of its tests of Skype for Business for Mac, according to

Microsoft says it plans to launch the Mac version some time towards the end of this year.