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Skype for Business

Beginning Tuesday, April 14th, Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business via the Windows Update process. Lync Online will also be upgraded to Skype for Business. While the user interface will immediately look different due to a change in color and icon depiction, it will continue to be familiar to Lync 2013 users.

People running Lync for Macintosh will not be affected by this transition at this time; people running Lync 2010 will not be affected by this transition until they upgrade to Office 2013.

No features or functionality will be lost in this upgrade. What will be gained (among other things) is:

  • The ability to join a meeting from the Lync client rather than having to go to your calendar;
  • Voice and video connectivity with all Skype users; not just Lync users;
  • Improved desktop sharing;
  • Improved file sharing;
  • Integration with OneNote.
  • People who have a personal Skype account can continue to have Skype for Windows running on the same machine as Skype for Business.

For more information see the Skype for Business guide for new users.

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