Getting to Know Skype Manager: What Are Business Accounts?
Hello. It is Mart “Tram” Abramov here again to talk about Skype Manager.
Last week, we reviewed how you can set up your Skype Manager account. This week, I will examine what business accounts are, how you can use them in your business and the key differences between a business account and a personal account.
Business accounts are Skype accounts that your company’s Skype Manager administrator creates. Once it is created, these accounts can be given to your employees.
One of the main differences between personal accounts and business accounts is that your company owns the business accounts and has full control over them through Skype Manager. The company controls who uses the account and all the features and Skype Credit allocated to it. Your Skype Administrator can change the password or email of any account or permanently delete the account when it’s no longer required. This differs from a personal account which is controlled by the person that created the account.
To better manage Skype usage in your business, create business accounts within Skype Manager. This provides control over the account and gives it to the administrator. This can be particularly useful for security and for accounting controls, to name two key areas.
It is also important to note that Skype Manager accounts that are registered in the United States are not allowed to invite and add personal accounts to Skype Manager. The only option is to create business accounts.
For more information on this feature and other aspects of Skype Manager, see the Skype Manager User Guide. You’ll find several ways you can leverage the ability of Skype in your business.
Next week’s topic: How do I add more Skype Accounts to my Skype Manager?
In the meantime, we welcome your thoughts and questions. If you have any additional questions about Skype Manager that you’d like me to address in future columns, please leave a comment below.