Enterprise Compatibility with Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows
The latest releases of [Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows]( http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/skype3beta.html) and [Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows – business version with MSI](http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/business.html) make Skype Enterprise Compatible and address one of the main concerns previously expressed by administrators of corporate and enterprise networks.
With this release of Skype, IT Administrators now have much greater control over the behaviour of Skype in a corporate network.
If you manage networks that support Skype users, read our updated [network administrator’s guide]( http://www.skype.com/security/guide-for-network-admins-30beta.pdf) It contains configuration and operational information relevant to IT managers and network administrators.
]]>Setting up group policies
As of Release 3.0, Skype now supports the use of Group Policies, which provides system and network administrators with the most convenient and reliable way to support centralized management of policy settings for Skype clients across an enterprise.
Skype policy settings set the behavior of the Skype client for a given set of targeted users or computers. Skype has been policy-enabled meaning that the behavior of the Skype client is determined and changes based on registry values indicated in an [administrative template (.adm) file]( http://www.skype.com/security/Skype-v1.5.adm) . This way, you can manage Skype’s features and settings through registry-based policy.