Connect with regular Skype users directly from Skype for Business!

Published: 8Mar2016

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...

Skype for Business client is now available for Windows Lync users

Published: 13May2015

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:

Skype for Business client: coming soon for Windows Lync users

Published: 21Apr2015

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...

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...

Resolved: Problem with Lync telephones on campus

Published: 17Dec2013

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...