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Skype for Business on Mac CU3 is here 16.3.0.240

Good news, Microsoft are continuing their relatively fast release of features and improvements to the new Skype for Business Mac client This release includes the following: –          Peer-to-Peer desktop sharing –          Additional USB Device Support –          Several other improvements for the client Desktop sharing in P2P Conversations. In our last update, we introduced...

Skype for Business Mac Client Details, FAQ and Download

Good news, the Skype for Business Mac client is now generally available! It’s been a long time waiting, but Microsoft has hit their October 2016 deadline. Version: 16.0.0.3638 File Name: SkypeForBusinessInstaller-16.0.0.3638.pkg Date Published: 10/26/2016 File Size: 35.9 MB Skype for Business Mac Download Link:    For the best Mac client experiences and an always up-to-date infrastructure...

Skype for Business Mac: Screenshots, 3 Preview Drops 6 Weeks Apart, GA Q3

In another interesting Skype Broadcast, we got further insight into the Skype for Business Mac Preview Program. You can sign up now for the Preview at the Skype Preview Portal, where all the Skype for Business preview programs are run from. It’s being run on a first come first served basis. We’re getting the client way earlier than I’ve ever seen a public preview before, in fact the client is not...

Skype for Business Mac Client due Summer 2016 – Early Screenshots and Details

  On Friday Microsoft their 5th Skype for Business broadcast, where they previewed the all new, built from the ground up, Skype for Business Mac client. Here are the key details:   Simple single window view with optional pop out conversations Similar elements to Surface Hub, similar design language Mac will be the most modern, forward client, actually leapfrogging Windows 32 client...

Lync for Mac 14.0.9 – a number of issues addressed

  This one slipped me by. Lync for Mac 14.0.9 hotfix was released on July 8th Download the Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.9 package now. () Thanks to Richard Schwendiman for sharing some detail on the fixes: Substantial improvement in Desktop Sharing (~10x throughput improvement) Top few Watson crashes fixed Location Awareness (LIS server for location) implemented E-911 support implemented...

Download Lync for Mac 2011 for Office 365 Users

You may already know that Office 365 E3 and Small Business Premium includes the full office desktop suite for Windows and Mac for up to 5 devices per user (here), and therefore includes Lync for Windows and Lync for Mac 2011. You can download Lync for Mac from this page (ensure you are appropriately licenced): Click “Buy Lync for Mac 2011” for a direct download link (not a link to buy oddly)...

Lync for Mac 2011 and Deployment Guide now available

Lync for Mac 2011 is now available through the Microsoft Volume Licencing Portal. This much improves the experience for Mac Lync users. It can be licenced under Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011, along with other licence options, My fellow consultant, Justin Morris, has done a great rundown of the client on his blog here A Microsoft deployment Guide is...

Lync for Mac 2011 RTM’d, available October 2011

I’m a bit late to the party with this news, but Lync for the mac has Released to Manufacturing and will be available October 2011
This will give mac users a much improved Lync Experience.

 
A video demo is available here

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