Friday, April 03, 2015

Skype for Business is coming this April !!!

Microsoft team recently announced that Skype for Business will roll out as an update to Lync on April 14th as part of Office monthly updates.


Below is the key extract from the Official announcement,

Skype for Business will roll out as an update to Lync on April 14th as part of Office monthly updates. If you are using Lync Online today with Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business Premium or Office 2013, the updated Skype for Business client—inspired by the look and feel of Skype—will be the default user experience and replace the Lync user experience.  If you are using Lync Server today, the Lync UI will be the default experience.

The good news is that regardless of whether you are using Lync Online or Lync Server, you have the ability to control when the updated experience is rolled out to your users. There are two ways to do this. First, Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2013 allow you to control when monthly updates are delivered to your users. Second, both the online service and the server now have policy settings to control the user experience using PowerShell. While the settings are slightly different for online and server customers, both are straightforward, and allow you to manage the UI centrally.

Access the Official announcement here: What’s new in Skype for Business and how you can take control of updates

Watch out the great Office Mechanics video to have a glimpse of the new experience.

Also review the What's Next ? update on the article to know what's coming next in the road-map, stay tuned for more updates...


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