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Free Skype for Business Basic Client Download

Published 29/08/2015 - 14 Comments

Update 20/12/2015: This post originally talked about the Office 2013 / Lync 2013 / 15.x Basic client that could be patched to Skype for Business 2015. Since then Office 2016 / Skype for Business 2016 have been released, and there is an associated Skype for Business 2016 Basic client, it’s available for download here or multiple languages […]

Skype for Business, SDN Interface 2.2 Released

Published 08/07/2015 - 5 Comments

The Microsoft Skype for Business SDN Interface provides a subscription-based interface for network controllers or network management systems to receive call and quality data to monitor and analyze network traffic in order to optimize the Skype for Business media stream quality. Grab the download here: Check out the qualified Consumers of the API here: […]

Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

Published 06/07/2015 - 4 Comments

Over the last 2 weeks or so, when you launched Lync 2013 on Windows Phone you got this message: Pointing you off to this blog post: Basically the post says, if you were using the Lync 2013 client on windows phone, whatever backend you have, you will be upgraded to the Skype for Business […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 180 Day Trial Now Available

Published 30/06/2015 - 2 Comments

For those looking to trial/lab Skype for Business Server, without access to Technet (RIP)/MSDN/Volume Licence Portal/Partner Portal can now grab the 180 day trial here: I’m unclear if you can flip from trial to full (you can in Lync 2013 Server, so I would guess you can here), but will update this post if […]

Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

Published 21/05/2015 - 16 Comments

All the Microsoft Ignite Session Videos and PowerPoint are now available on Channel 9. This is a great set of content from Microsoft and the community that Microsoft provide access to free I really encourage you to check it out. Increasingly, with all the fast product changes, these types of sessions are becoming the authoritative […]