Exchange and SharePoint Interoperability

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Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2015-04-17

Skype for Business Online includes high definition pictures, presence status updates based on Exchange calendar information, unified contact store, archiving, out-of-office messages in Skype for Business, and presence status and click-to-communicate in Outlook. This interoperability requires running the Skype for Business client on the user’s desktop.

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For details about archiving interoperability with Exchange, see Security and Archiving.

In certain subscription plans, Skype for Business can integrate with Exchange Online Unified Messaging (UM) to combine voice messaging and email messaging into a single messaging infrastructure that is available from the Skype for Business client. Exchange UM and Skype for Business work together to provide call answering, Outlook Voice Access, and auto attendant services.

For customers with both Skype for Business and Exchange Online, Outlook Web App provides IM, presence, status updates based on Exchange calendar information, and Skype for Business Meeting scheduling.

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Exchange Online is required for IM and presence integration in Outlook Web App. Skype for Business users with on-premises Exchange Server accounts will not see presence and instant messaging features in Outlook Web App.

Skype for Business interoperates with on-premises Microsoft SharePoint Server for presence and click-to-communicate in SharePoint sites. This interoperability requires running the Skype for Business client on the user’s desktop.

Skill Search, whereby users can find people with specific sets of skills, is not available to Skype for Business customers. This feature is available in Skype for Business Server 2015 on-premises environments if integration with Microsoft SharePoint has been configured.

To view feature availability across Office 365 plans, standalone options, and on-premise solutions, see Skype for Business Online Service Description.

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