Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Finally the day has arrived for Skype for Business !!!

As Microsoft team recently announced, today April 14 2015, New Skype for Business client started to roll-out and Skype for Business Online is rolling out to Office 365 users worldwide.

Below is the Official announcement extract from Office Blogs post,

A few weeks ago, we announced the technical preview of the Skype for Business client, and today, we’re thrilled to announce that the new Skype for Business client is now rolling out as part of the April monthly update for Office 2013! In addition, Skype for Business Online is now rolling out to Office 365 customers worldwide, and we expect the roll out to be complete by the end of May.

If you currently use Lync Online in Office 365, the new Skype for Business user experience will appear for you in the coming weeks. For customers that need a little more time to prepare for Skype for Business, we have provided the ability for administrators to switch between Skype for Business and the traditional Lync user interface.  You can learn more here for Lync Online or here for the client experience with Lync Server.

Access the Official Announcement here: Skype for Business is here!

Review the FAQs section in the above article for more information.

Also review the below detailed FAQ article for Skype for Business, to know answers for few commonly asked questions.

Access here: FAQ for Skype for Business (Lync)


To Ease your Adoption process review and utilize the below Readiness resources from Microsoft.

Download here: Skype for Business client awareness and readiness resources 

Official TechNet Documentation here: Skype for Business Server 2015


New issue reported with Google Chrome, when users Joining Lync or Skype for Business meetings, Below knowledge base article explains this in detail with the Resolution.

Lync or Skype for Business client does not start when you click a meeting link if the default browser is Google Chrome

Enjoy the experience and share your feedback to the community, stay tuned for more updates...

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