Lync is changing to Skype for Business
Microsoft is changing Lync to Skype for Business. We expect this change to take place on April 28 for the majority of campus computer lab and office computers. However, KU faculty, staff and students may begin seeing the change to Skype for Business beginning April 14.
The Skype for Business interface has the same look and feel as Skype, a benefit for everyone who already enjoys using Skype to make video calls. Although the look has changed, Skype for Business will retain all the features and functionality of Lync.
The change to Skype for Business does not affect Lync for Macs. So, Mac users will continue to experience Lync largely unchanged. Microsoft has not announced when Lync will change to Skype for Business on Macs.
For more information, see the Office 365 Library article Lync Online is becoming Skype for Business.
If you have questions regarding the change, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-8080.