Combining Skype & Skype for Business client
Need the option to have business and personal contact come.together in 1 Skype interface at the client end. I don't want to have to run two instances to communicate with different groups. I also have a subscriptions linked to my private Skype account, which I'd like to be able to use to make calls to business contacts.
Ich finde das auch gut
Brandon Marcus commented
When are these IM clients going to be merged? Customers need to see the roadmap.
Also for me is a useful option to integrate
Mark Janecek commented
I think it needs to go beyond Skype, I hate having 2 plus IM windows open at all times. The Skype API was removed by Microsoft so no other client works with it; I wouldn't care if MS would then make it so I could add AOL, Google, and other clients to Skype or Skype for Business.
I understand that S4B is coming from Lync, but how is it possible that there are so many issues when installing with the all the other Office programs? It's really a shame as it makes the program not workable!
Important that can combine or at least transfer credits and skype in / out numbers from private to business skype account and these work togther as per thousands of request. Only just signed up for skype for business and without this I will be immediately looking at other IM/meeting/calling options and maybe just letting all my skype personal subscriptions lapse so I just use one account and platform.
"Real" Skype is the way to go features and UI wise. Existing Win/Mac/Linux/Mobile/Web clients etc. A real no-brainer if there is any!
what don't get it
This is a big one! With upgrade to Skype Business I need to use 2 IM clients. Both called Skype - it is very confusing. It should be possible to use SFB, and be active contactable for both environments.
Microsoft have done a big blunder here. The original Skype ID should have been your main id, you could then add different account to your Skype ID, and made yourself available for different environment. There are some security issues her, come on. This need to be fixed.
Luckas San Martín commented
You can, actually. Your sysadmin must allow it first. Then, find your Skype contacts by their email or by adding @skypeids.net to their usernames.
I can chat with a Public Skype user but can't share my screen. It would be nice to enable screen sharing between Skype for Business and Skype (Public).
First time using SFB and it seems like a silly app. Can't seem to add regular Skype users and unless you want an internal only chat then whats the point? It's like email that only works with coworkers ... not going to help for real business.
Why does Microsoft continually insist on giving 2 different products the same name or continually try the re-branding to see if it sticks. It just causes people to get disappointed because they are expecting something that Microsoft is not delivering.
I have to hold a Skype for Business and a personal Skype account which is frustrating. If I am using Skype on my phone and a Skype for Business person sends me an IM I cannot respond. I can on my desktop client so why is there always a gotcha. We also continue to have issue not being able to call personal Skype accounts on mobile devices from desktops.
It would have been so much better to just leave it as Lync. That way people would not be continually asking me why their work Skype for Business account can't do X, Y, and Z with their contacts that are still on Skype.
Either combine it so it is really one product or rename it back to Lync so people will know it is 2 different things.
Do I gather that Skype for Business won't work with my existing Skype account- waste of time installing it!
Add all the Skype emoticons to Skype for Business. >>
John Fester commented
This is a #1 suggestion! I have said this for years...why Lync & Skype?? Not smart. Now 2 skypes??? Even worse. Listen, they use the same coding, just different server access for accounts. That is double the work for your IT guys and double the requirements for resources...very dumb. For users, makes life more difficult and I find myself using other IM's (google hangouts, facebook messenger) rather than having two versions of skype running.
Alex Alden commented
slow hand clap... well done guys really great idea. NOT. Here I was thinking I am just an idiot for not being able to add my contacts. Will remove now. useless junk.
For the guy asking why is it bad from a business perspective to not have them separate. Why would it ever be a good idea to segregate in this way?
How about a phone, that can only calls "business" contacts... I have plenty of contacts that are essential to my day to day operations that are not officially 'certified by the **** heads at Microsoft' business contacts.
i.e. I pay for this program, I am doing business. I need to connect with the outside world not only office 365 subscribers.
slow hand clap guys, slow hand clap.
It's all very well to combine the branding (lync to Skype FB) - but the two need to interface. I invite regular Skype members and they never received the invitation. I can only assume the two systems back-ends are incompatible with each other and don't talk properly?
Gustavo Souza commented
or at least change the name. Skype for Business is just a lame name. "Hey, let's talk on Skype", "Which one", "Business", "No, let's use the non-Business"
Gustavo Santos commented
This is already possible. Ask your system admin to allow it. I can search on the skype directory and add normal users.