Skype for Business for Mac is Now Available

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Office 365, Skype with 4 Comments

Skype for Business for Mac is Now Available

Microsoft announced today that Skype for Business for Mac is now generally available. The firm also announced updates to Skype for Business on Android and iOS.

Skype for Business for Mac had been in open beta for about six months, with the first Public Preview shipping in April. Since then, Microsoft has delivered a few more previews and opened availability to broader audiences.

But Skype for Business for Mac trails the Windows version by an incredible 18 months: That product shipped in April, too. April 2015.

That said, Mac users are now caught up and can have what Microsoft describes as a first class experience, with edge-to-edge video and full immersive content sharing and viewing.

As for Skype for Business for Android and iOS, Microsoft tells me these apps were updated with the following:

  • Ability to present PowerPoint files in a meeting, and a faster, more reliable approach from your phone.
  • Support for cloud storage apps such as OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud and Cloud drive for easy presenting
  • Swipe gestures for easy transitions between slides
  • Once shared, a presentation is available in a meeting’s content bin for others to download and present
  • Video-based Screen sharing (VbSS) is now on the iOS client and coming soon for Android users for a for a faster, more reliable way of sharing.

You can download the various versions of Skype for Business from the Microsoft Office web site.


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