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Improved Skype for Business Web Join Experience- SkypeMeetingsApp.msi

Looks like this is now rolled out to Skype for Business Online. A much prettier experience. Before you ask still no WebRTC/plugin-less join, we’re seeing WebRTC/ORTC progress on the Skype consumer side, hopefully, this makes it’s way to Skype for Business soon.

Update 18/10/2017: We heard at Microsoft Ignite 2017 that WebRTC/plugin-less meeting join is coming to Microsoft Teams but unlikely to come to Skype for Business, check out tom.qa/MicrosoftTeamsRoadmapBlog for more

This is now the experience when you click a link for a Skype for Business meeting and don’t have the full client (i.e. a guest on a PC without SfB) or just choose to join via the Web app.

The new web client also support VBSS (Video Based Screen Sharing)

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1 click install, then the installer disappears

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Help link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Skype-Meetings-help-d348beae-4a2b-465e-a3d1-f1a3ef16f26a?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

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Meeting Options:

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

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