Skype and Skype for Business Recipient Group Permissioning
To be honest, it feels like we I.T. people have just been dealt an interesting problem in the form of everyone now getting Skype and Skype for Business. Skype can be a great means of collaborating with co-workers, customers and potential customers. It can also be used to be completely unproductive by chatting with friends and others outside of business during work hours.
I.T. should be able to add contacts into an approved group and then Skype and Skype for Business should only have conversations with the members of that group. In fact--given that bandwidth costs money--there should be a group to permission text conversations, a group to permission voice conversations and a group to permission video conversations. In this way Sales/Marketing could be permissioned to give potential customers a good virtual meeting with the expected bandwidth they need to succeed.
Steven Cantrell commented
Pearl has added Skype Chat monitoring and control to its Echo product line. Control lists with wild-carding is including. More here: www.pearlsoftware.com/products. Disclosure - I work for the company.
I came here to basically suggest this. It would be great to have granular control over permissions in SfB.
J Pacella commented
I agree totally with this. It would make my job much easier.