VMware are having their big VMware show right now, and they just announced planned support for Skype for Business on VMware Horizon VDI. They are doing a tech preview for customers Q1, you can sign up here
Here is a a brief demo video (doesn’t really give much insight to be honest, just shows a call working in View, sounds just a little bit scripted too ). Shawn Bass CTO of End-User Computing at VMware and Raj Gopalakrishnan CTO – Skype for Business Engineering
This is a joint engineering effort between VMware and Microsoft, much like the Citrix VDI support for Skype for Business (already in market for quite a while now). Like Citrix VMware will offer a direct peer-to-peer endpoint virtual channel that offloads media processing to the endpoints, including Windows, Mac and Linux endpoints. The media plug-in will support both Skype for Business Server (on-premises) and Office 365 deployments. Horizon 7 will be supported.
Sign up for the preview here, remember these type of joint ventures tend to get support proportional to user demand: vmware.com/go/skype-business-horizon
VMware blog post: http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2016/10/vmware-microsoft-skype-business.html
VMware Press Release here
Plan to test this? I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions. More details are available under NDA from VMware.