Skype For Business Release - Coming Early May

Microsoft has made some recent changes to the Lync application. The application has been rebranded and will switch from the name Lync to Skype for Business (SFB). In addition to the name change, the application has been given a new look, but will still contain the same features you currently see in Lync. This change will allow greater compatibility with other messaging applications and business-to-business communications. To make your transition easier, we have included a Skype for Business training guide link.

Office 365 Training Site - SFB

Please take note, Central IT will release Skype for Business with Windows updates on Thursday, May 7. The product will install on Central IT managed devices in your routine Windows updates. At this time, Microsoft Skype for Business will not have an update available for Apple devices. Please continue to use the Lync 2011 messaging application for those devices; It will  remain compatible with the new Skype for Business application.


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