Skype Business Client For Mac

Skype for business macintosh client

Mac Client For Skype For Business

The new client is, I’d say, a fair and equitable companion to the Windows Skype for Business client. There are some differences, and (as of now) a few limitations. But overall, I think our Mac customers will enjoy this client very much.


Hi Franky,

Mac Skype For Business Client Side Log

  • Skype for Business on Windows or Mac provides a great online meeting experience with the latest in audio and video features, desktop sharing, and ease of use. Important: To use Skype for Business, you need a Skype for Business or Lync account—typically the same user name and password you use when.
  • If the user of the Skype for Business on Mac desktop client is a callee, or the client is a mobile client, it will keep the original behavior. In addition, this update currently only addresses the issue for the sender side.
  • I was never able do download the 'Skype for Business' client for the Mac since I cannot select it, just like many other users (see comments below). I also sent an email for support but never received an answer.
  • Here’s an overview of the new Skype for Business 2016 Mac client. As stated in the introduction, anyone can now download Skype for Business for Mac from Microsoft. The system requirements for Skype for Business on Mac are OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS Sierra 10.12.

No have no issue in saving the correct autodiscover url in manual configuration.

Client Logs Skype For Business Mac

Using the manual configuration with the url format for mobility however in my opinion based on Microsoft's blurb will not work if you have the latest Nov 2016 Cumulative Update - with this update is it the case the Mac client will be treated as a desktop client hence in my case (Nov 2016 CU installed) mobility is not a requirement, I have tried using the correct mobility url but it will not sign-in, however if mobility is not required then the automatic discovery (autodiscover checked) should work (which will look at the local pool fqdn on port 5061). For those that don't have the latest CU installed then the manual mobility URL should work - folks may need to install the skype for business web services cert locally and the root chain cert though for this to work if off the domain. In my case the Mac is not on the domain, thus I am going to install the certs locally on the Mac later when I get into work. I may also add it to the domain just to see if it works off the bat now that Nov 2016 CU is installed on the skype servers. Now it maybe the case that I need a reverse proxy but shouldn't if the Mac is suppossedly treated as a desktop client (As you said though the Mac client is built on same stack as mobile clients)

Uninstall Skype For Business Mac Client

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Install Skype For Business

Mobility Policy required

With the release of Skype for Business Server 2015 CU4 (now available) and Lync Server 2013 CU8 HF1 (now available), we will support Skype for Business on Mac as a desktop application. This means that having a mobility policy assigned to Mac users will not be required. Until these server updates, Mobility enablement on the server side is required.