Quick Links

Lync news

Connect with regular Skype users directly from Skype for Business!

As of March 2016, IT Services has made the Skype Federation feature available to members of the McGill community. This feature allows you to add people to your Skype for Business contact list even if they are using regular Skype.

Category :
Published on : 08 Mar 2016

Skype for Business client is now available for Windows Lync users

On May 13, IT Services released the new Skype for Business client to supported McGill faculty & staff users that have Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on their computers. It includes:

Category :
Published on : 13 May 2015

Skype for Business client: coming soon for Windows Lync users

Recently, Microsoft released Skype for Business to replace Lync. This new version of Skype is a hybrid of the Lync client that you use here at McGill, and the Skype client you may use at home. IT Services will be deploying the new client to supported McGill faculty & staff users starting on May 13. It will include:

Category :
Published on : 21 Apr 2015

Resolved: Problem with Lync telephones on campus

Status update - Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11:44 am:  This Lync issue reported earlier has now been resolved. Original announcement - Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11:25 am:  Lync phones are currently only able to make and receive calls between other Lync phones.  They cannot make calls to external phones or non-Lync McGill phones. Please check the IT Services website (www.mcgill.ca/it) for status updates. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Category :
Published on : 17 Dec 2013