Microsoft releases Skype for Business client awareness & readiness resources and publish Client Experience Changes guidelines

This download provides awareness and readiness resources to help organizations make a smooth transition to the new Skype for Business client. The download provides the following resources: Email Announcement and Countdown templates for communicating changes to an organization; Email Tips and Tricks templates; Videos to introduce the new Skype for Business client; How to videos for the new Skype for Business client; A customizable poster and handout to help evangelize how to run more effective meetings.

Download: Skype for Business client awareness and readiness resources

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Client Experience Change Guidelines

Another great source for helping organizations to prepare for the upcoming update of the Skype for Business Client UI is described in the following article: Configure the client experience with Skype for Business.

A few important notes on the upcoming update:

  1. Once a client has been upgraded to the new Skype for Business client by installing the update, the Outlook Meeting Add-in will schedule “Skype for Business” meeting, even if the Client UI change was disabled in a client policy and users are using the Lync 2013 client UI.
  2. Once the Office update for Skype for Business is installed, on first launch the Skype for Business UI will appear, even if the EnableSkypeUI parameter is set to $False. Upon signing in, users will be asked to switch to Lync mode and restart the client.This is by design and can be changed by using a registry/GPO object as described in the article above.

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