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Citrix: The only virtualization solution for Skype Meetings just got even better!

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Over a year and a half after Citrix and Microsoft introduced our jointly developed solution for delivering Skype for Business in virtualized environments — whether on-premises or in the cloud — the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack remains the only virtualization solution for Skype Meetings and audio-video conference calls. And now our solution is even better, with significant improvements to video quality and user experience in the latest Optimization Pack 2.3 release and the August update to the Skype for Business client (Current Channel / Click-to-Run).

And guess what? We just hit a new milestone! Over 250,000 Daily Active Users of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business. We couldn’t be prouder and are excited for what’s to come.

The marquee feature of Optimization Pack 2.3 is Simulcast Video. Until now, Skype Meetings and conference calls were served by a single unicast video stream. Since the Skype for Business Audio-Video Conferencing Server is a relay server, this video stream was delivered to each participant without transcoding. This meant that the video quality for all participants was determined by the device operating at the lowest resolution, a phenomenon known as “lowest common denominator video”. (For a review of the factors affecting video quality with Skype for Business, see CTX222553). Now, with Simulcast Video, conference calls and Skype Meetings can be served by multiple concurrent video streams.

Read the entire article here, The only virtualization solution for Skype Meetings just got even better!

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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