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Client software support

 

Topic Last Modified: 2016-08-17

Summary: Review the client support requirements while planning Skype for Business Server 2015.

This section summarizes software required to support the Skype for Business 2015 and 2016 clients, and the Online Meeting Add-in for the Skype for Business client.

noteNote:
The Online Meeting Add-in for Skype for Business, which supports meeting management from within the Outlook messaging and collaboration client, installs automatically with Skype for Business.

Software Required for Skype for Business and the Online Meeting Add-in for Skype for Business

System component

Supported versions

Windows Operating system

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 8

Windows 7 operating system

Windows Server 2008 R2 with latest service pack

noteNote:
Skype for Business and the Online Meeting Add-in for Skype for Business are not supported on Windows Vista or Windows XP (any version).

Installation and updates

Administrator rights and permissions

Browser

Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer 11 Internet browser

Internet Explorer 10 Internet browser

Internet Explorer 9 Internet browser

Internet Explorer 8 Internet browser

Internet Explorer 7 Internet browser

Mozilla Firefox web browser

noteNote:
If you are using Skype for Business with Microsoft Exchange Online and your organization has deployed an authenticating HTTP proxy, Internet Explorer 8 or later is required.

Microsoft Office Integration

For the full set of integration features:

  • Outlook 2016 messaging and collaboration client

  • Outlook 2013 messaging and collaboration client

  • Outlook 2010 messaging and collaboration client

Microsoft Exchange Integration

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Skype for Business is available only for Windows. However, Skype for Business Server 2015 supports the following 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 Client comparison tables for Skype for Business Server 2015.

Skype for Business Web App supports specific combinations of operating systems and browsers. For details, see Skype for Business Web App supported platforms.

Skype for Business Server 2015 clients support integration with various versions of Microsoft Office, as summarized in this section.

  • Skype for Business integration features are supported on Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010.

  • Skype for Business integration features are supported on Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

  • The Online Meeting Add-in for Skype for Business is supported with Office 2016, Office 2013, and Microsoft Office 2010.

If you plan to use the Skype for Business conferencing features, avoid using Active Directory Domain Services mandatory profiles to sign in to the Skype for Business client. Because mandatory profiles are read-only user profiles, the public key infrastructure (PKI) keys that are required for Skype for Business conferencing cannot be saved to the profile.

 
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