If you plan to reinstall Skype for Business on Mac later, you can download the program. Third-party information disclaimer The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. You can now finally download Skype For Business For Mac. The final version was released late on 26th October 2016 although Microsoft slipped it out.
Skype for Business has not yet made it in full to the Mac. Microsoft are instead still offering the older Lync software. Set up Skype for Business (Lync) for Mac 2011 for Office 365 If your organization is using Skype for Business (Lync) for Mac 2011, you can use it with your Office 365work or school account. To use Skype for Business (Lync) for Mac 2011 with Office 365 you need to go to the Office 365 portal and click Install Skype for Business (Lync). Note: The Install Skype for Business (Lync) button will only be available if Skype for Business (Lync) was part of your plan and if it has not already been installed. If you haven’t installed Skype for Business (Lync) for Mac 2011 yet, you can install it from this location: Source.
Last Updated: May 1, 2018 You can now finally. The final version was released late on 26th October 2016 although Microsoft slipped it out quietly overnight as there was no until later. The to the new client was also released on November 22nd to include contact group management, contact tagging and stability improvements. Note that if you’re still using the Preview of Skype for Business on Mac, you can install the final release alongside it – it won’t copy over the Preview installation. Microsoft does recommend uninstalling Lync 2011 first as it may conflict with the new client. Here we take a closer look at the new Skype for Business Mac.
The long awaited release of the Skype for Business Mac client was delayed in Q3 by Microsoft. It was originally due for release in Q3 2016 but then revised to October 2016 although this seemed increasingly unlikely as October drew to a close.
Even just a few days ago “we aren’t able to provide the exact date when Skype for Business 2016 Mac Client will be released”. It’s now clear that Microsoft simply left it very late in the month to release Skype for Business on Mac. SfB has been long awaited on Mac to replace the highly unreliable and maligned which hasn’t been updated by Microsoft since 2011. Until now, Mac users have either been stuck with the Lync or had to use or the recently released service in the meantime (more on those two later). Here’s an overview of the new Skype for Business 2016 Mac client.
As stated in the introduction, anyone can now from Microsoft. The system requirements for Skype for Business on Mac are OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS Sierra 10.12. It will not work on OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks or OS X 10.10 Yosemite. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve upgraded the server to Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013. For Outlook integration you need at least Outlook Mac build 15.27 (161010). Note for any other technical doubts, the (SOF) has also been updated to help system admins roll out Skype for Business for Mac in enterprise environments. The Skype for Business Mac download runs the Skype for Business for Mac installer which requires your Mac admin password to install and will also prompt you to close your browser while you install it.