Skype For Mac Client

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Read this topic to learn about hardware, software, and infrastructure requirements for running Skype for Business on a Mac.

The Skype for Business on Mac Client is available for download.

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We're using an on-premises Skype for Business environment, when Windows or Mac clients try to send a message to a Skype for Business Mac client, the sender usually receives 'We couldn't send this message' while the message is delivered.

Hardware and software requirements for Skype for Business on Mac

The Skype for Business on Mac client requires Mac OS X El Capitan and higher, and uses at least 100MB of disk space. We support the use of all built-in audio and video devices. External devices must be in the Skype for Business Solutions Catalog.

Note

This list is preliminary and some devices may be qualified for Lync, but not supported on Skype for Business on the Mac.Refer to the System requirements for the minimum hardware required.

Legacy Mac clients

Skype for Business Server 2015 also supports the following legacy clients on computers that are running Mac OS 10.5.8 or latest service pack or release (Intel-based) operating systems (Mac OS 10.9 operating system is not currently supported). For details about supported features, see Desktop client feature comparison for Skype for Business.

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  • Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 (see Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide)

  • Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 (see Communicator for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide)

These clients are not supported by Skype for Business Server 2019.

Infrastructure requirements for Skype for Business on Mac

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The Skype for Business on Mac client leverages both the Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) as well as the Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) that our mobility clients use.

The client has the same requirements as our mobility clients in that you must have an Access Edge Server and Reverse Proxy deployed in a supported configuration.

Authentication

The Skype for Business on Mac client supports Cert-based authentication, Microsoft Modern Authentication, and Multi-Factor Authentication when deployed and enabled.

Note

Due to a current limitation, the user's Exchange credentials must be the same as their Skype for Business credentials.

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Certificates

Certificates in use on the Access Edge, Reverse Proxy and Front End servers must not use the SHA-512 hash algorithm.

The HTTP Certificate Revocation List must be defined and accessible by the client. For example, we don't support an LDAP entry in the certificate as your Certificate Revocation List.

DNS

Mobility must be properly deployed for the Skype for Business on the Mac client to function properly. A common failure scenario is to have both of the following DNS entries resolvable on the internal network:

  • lyncdiscoverinternal.<sipdomain>

  • lyncdiscover.<sipdomain>

For more information, refer to: Deploying Mobility in Lync Server 2013, and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide.

See also

Skype for Mac allows you to call your contacts and video chat with them, as well as make phone calls to landlines or cell phones. It's also capable of hosting conference calls and group video calls, and offers an accessible text messaging platform. Overall, this is one of the best and most appealing communication apps for OS X.

Pros

High quality: Skype for Mac's innovative VoIP technology provides high-quality audio and video communication. During our extensive use of Skype, with both local and international calls, we have consistently had positive experiences with the clear communication that this application provides. As long as you have a reliable Internet connection, you will be able to quickly and easily call or video chat with friends, family, and colleagues from around the globe.

Low prices: The rates for both domestic and international calls are inexpensive when compared to traditional phone costs or other Internet communication services. If you use Skype extensively, you can choose monthly plans that will save you even more on your bills. This app can help you lower your communication costs.

Cons

Not a replacement for your phone: Although you can call landlines and cell phones, and even purchase your own phone number through Skype, this application is not a replacement for having a phone. Skype does not offer local emergency 911 services, nor does it allow the recipients of your text messages to reply to them, unless you have a verified cell phone number with Skype.

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Bottom Line

A high-quality application, Skype for Mac can replace your more expensive methods of communication. Easy to navigate and highly intuitive, it's an excellent option if you want to lower your phone bills. We recommend it above other communication systems, including FaceTime. Keep in mind, though, that Skype is not an alternative to owning a phone.

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