You Can Now Try Skype for Business for Mac

Chris CrumBusiness, SmallWebBusiness

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Microsoft announced that it is kicking off the public preview of Skype for Business for Mac. Commercial customers can request an invite here. Invites will be issued to IT admins first, and will be expanded to everyone else in the coming weeks.

This is being rolled out in three phases. In phase one, users will see meetings for today and tomorrow based on their Outlook calendar, displayed in the Skype for Business client. You'll be able to join any meeting with a click and get full screen video, content viewing, in-meeting chat, and the ability to invite others.

In Phase two, Microsoft will add instant messaging, presence and contacts. This will happen in the next preview release in early summer. Phase three will add telephony and related features later in the summer.

Once an IT admin downloads the preview client, they can manage its distribution to users within their organization.

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