New Skype for Business Underscores Need for Cloud Era Public Policies


Yesterday Microsoft announced that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client—the next version of Microsoft Lync—is now available for customers to try before its general release in April.

Skype for Business is based on the familiar Skype experience that over 300 million people use every day, and will greatly expand the ability of people everywhere to search for and connect with those users, whether inside or outside of their work environments. It’s a pretty cool evolution—get a further glimpse in this blog post.

As we continue to innovate and move full speed ahead into this mobile-first, cloud-first world, it’s more important than ever that our public policies evolve in ways to support this growth and foster public trust in the cloud.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to learn more about our effort to protect the privacy of electronic communications and reach out to your lawmakers about the LEADS Act currently in Congress.

As innovations like Skype for Business show, we are marching forward—and we need supportive policies that do the same!