Erwin Bierens

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Common Area Phones - Skype for Business Online

Microsoft has enabled a new service called “Common Area Phone”, this way you can enable IP Phones as a generic device. The “Common Area Phone” License contains: Phone System Skype for Business Online (Plan 2) You can now try 25 licenses for 1 month. Let’s create a user I’m creating a IP Phone for my living room. Make sure you assign the Common Area Phone license.

Skype for Business Licensing Guide

Lately i’m getting a lot of questions about licensing for Skype for Business Server and Online.┬áSo i want to try to explain what kind of licenses you will need to have in the different scenarios. Is E3 license enough for Skype for Business Server 2015 with Enterprise Voice? Do we need PSTN Calling plan with the use of Skype for Business Server 2015? Do we need to have Phone System (formally Cloud PBX) license when using Skype for Business Server 2015 in Hybrid mode?