Skype for Business = Window dressing

by Dan Newton

So yesterday Microsoft pushed out an update that converts/upgrades Lync to “Skype for Business”.   Below is a look at the changes in the UI:

Other things that have changed are the notification sounds. All the backend has no change…the servers running yesterday are the same today. So all in all, this is simply window dressing as far as I can tell.

Depending on your admin and/or environment you might not be able to use the new UI:


After I reboot and the UI returns back to Lync…but with the shortcut still as Skype for Business…and the sounds are the new Skype sounds… Oh well.

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