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.
File Name: SkypeForBusinessInstaller-184.108.40.20638.pkg
Date Published: 10/26/2016
File Size: 35.9 MB
Skype for Business Mac Download Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54108
For the best Mac client experiences and an always up-to-date infrastructure, we recommend all customers migrate to Office 365. Skype for Business Server 2015 customers should at a minimum download and install the Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update version 9319.272 or higher (coming soon). Lync Server 2013 customers should consider upgrading their installation to Skype for Business Server 2015 or downloading the latest Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update version 8308.973 or higher (coming soon). Lync Server 2010 is not supported – instead, we recommend customers continue to use the Lync for Mac 2011 client.
Requirements Mac OS X
- Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013
- OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) or OSX 10.12 (Sierra)
- Outlook Mac build 15.27 (161010) required for Outlook integration
- one-click join,
- edge-to-edge video
- full screen sharing
Training session from Microsoft Introducing Skype for Business on Mac, here: https://www.skypeoperationsframework.com/Academy?TechnicalProductTrainings
This session will walk you through the new Skype for Business on Mac client. It will show you the user experience, walk you through the features and will take a look under the hood – pointing out when Skype for Business for Mac is different than other clients. It concludes with troubleshooting information.
Great walkthrough of all the detail from Martin here: https://ucmart.uk/2016/10/27/skype-for-business-for-mac-available-for-download-quick-summary-of-client/
List of Additional Known Issues from Iain here: https://northernlync.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/skype-for-mac-ga-7-other-known-issues-not-mentioned/