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

Published 23/11/2015 - 3 Comments


imageOn 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. It’s a first class citizen
  • Gallery View
  • “Full Bleed” content and video experience (please bring this to the windows client!)
  • 64 bit native, Swift 2.1
  • Quality and reliability are priority 1
  • Future on-going development and new features


The Preview is due Q2 2016 and GA is currently due Summer 2016

Below are some key slides, you can watch the full video here










Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
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.


Macpro - 09/12/2015 Reply

[…] nyheter finns dock från Microsoft som meddelar att en ny klient för Skype for Business för Mac släpps nästa sommar, år 2016. De som sitter med den nuvarande, minst sagt icke-uppdaterade, Lync-klienten får alltså […]

Nick - 01/03/2016 Reply

Hi Tom, If you weren’t already aware, you can apply for the Preview version of SfB for Mac if you’re a Systems Admin:

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