Skype preparing “enterprise-friendly” version

Skype has now indicated that they will be preparing an “enterprise-friendly” version of their product. The CIO news item does not give many details, but does offer this:

The update will allow system administrators to use standard Windows management tools to set how the Skype software connects to the Internet, or to disable any of half a dozen functions, including file transfers

It references work Skype did with Intel that involved some type of network edge proxy server that apparently allowed Skype connections to be blocked if deemed necessary.  Stay tuned for more information.

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