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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:

Published: 13May2015

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:

Published: 21Apr2015

Lync communication server upgrade 10:00pm to 10:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11


The Lync server application will be upgraded on Tuesday, February 11, between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm.  During this period there will be a brief 1-2 minute interruption in Lync telephone and communication services (instant messaging

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.

Published: 17Dec2013