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Lync iOS and Android Mobile clients will soon be upgraded to Skype for Business

Much like the Windows Mobile client in July, next month the Lync iPhone and iPad clients and Android clients will be automatically updated to the new Skype for Business clients/UI via the Apple and Google App Stores. On windows phone there was no option to defer/delay/reverse this change, I would expect the same for iOS and Android. Users are being notified of the change in the iOS client now. So...

Skype for Business, SDN Interface 2.2 Released

The Microsoft Skype for Business SDN Interface provides a subscription-based interface for network controllers or network management systems to receive call and quality data to monitor and analyze network traffic in order to optimize the Skype for Business media stream quality. Grab the download here: Check out the qualified Consumers of the API here: Aruba Prism Oneview Extreme Networks HP Meru...

Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

Over the last 2 weeks or so, when you launched Lync 2013 on Windows Phone you got this message: Pointing you off to this blog post: Basically the post says, if you were using the Lync 2013 client on windows phone, whatever backend you have, you will be upgraded to the Skype for Business client. It also points off to this post: See what’s new in Skype for Business for Windows Phone From...

Skype for Business Server Cumulative Update 1 June 2015 6.0.9319.45

June Cumulative update for Skype for Business Server 2015 is here. No “huge” updates listed, a few little fixes. The version number of this update is 6.0.9319.45. KB: Installer (SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe 9319.55) : Install Steps: Issues Resolved: KB 3069206 Exchange UM Auto Attendant can’t transfer call to phone/extension number in Skype for Business Server 2015 environment You upgrade...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

About Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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