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Planning for Optimal Skype for Business Experience over Wi-Fi

In a mobile first, cloud first world, wireless is quickly becoming the basis of communications in the office, at home, and in public. Skype for Business provides a communication platform that help you to connect anywhere with the security, compliance and control required in the enterprise environment. Moving to a wireless communications platform simplifies the infrastructure and reduces the overall cost. Successful enterprise wireless communication deployment requires careful planning following best practices, an understanding of the real-time communication workloads for audio and video, and appropriate QoS policy application.

This page provides the collective information to help you plan an optimal Skype for Business experience in a wireless world as well as success stories.


Getting Started

Microsoft’s approach to drive quality and agility into the wireless networks comes in three parts: end to end planning, best practices in deployment, and proactive maintenance and operations. This solution brief walks you through this process to ensure an enterprise class wireless Skype for Business experience.

Ensuring an Enterprise Class Wireless Skype for Business Experience


Success Story

Aruba Networks Logo Aruba Networks saves $2 million dollars by “cutting the cord” and moving to an all wireless Skype for Business unified communications platform.  

“Our strong partnership with Microsoft encompasses joint engineering work, go to market activities, and supporting Microsoft as a long-term Aruba Wi-Fi customer. We have been promoting Skype for Business to our customers for years, so when the time for a UCC upgrade at our own campus Skype for Business was clearly the path forward. The significant capital and operating savings we achieved were consistent with those reported by our customers.”  

Kevin Canty, VP of Operations, Aruba Networks


Additional Resource:

Learn about Skype for Business certification,

For companies wishing to certify their Wi-Fi products, please contact Ixia, a third party vendor responsible for Skype for Business Wi-Fi certification: TestSkype@ixiacom.com

To learn depth about managing the network infrastructure for Lync Server 2010 and 2013, please download: Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server

Updated version of Delivering Lync 2013 Real-Time Communications over Wi-Fi is included in this version.