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    Linux desktop client for Skype for Business

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    Make the desktop client available for Linux.

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        • Stuart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Come on MS open up the protocol so the community can create a client or release your own client for Lync ( refuse to call it Skype for Business at that is just confusing. This software is not Skype)

        • Andrés Odio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          A lot of developers in software engineering companies use Linux for their primary machine, and it becomes a very big problem when the rest of the company tries to communicate with them.

          Running Skype for Business within a Windows VM is a terrible workaround because the notifications are not integrated with Linux, which means that the developers never get to see them.

          Does Microsoft at least have Linux support in the roadmap?


        • justweb1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          @TEL RED Nobody wants to pay an extra $50 a year per user for a service that we already pay for. Especially, if it is not fully functional.

        • Luigi Antelmi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          If Microsoft really does love Linux, it should made all of its software available for this platform.

        • Johan Thole commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Desperately needed! Now I run a Windows VM for MS Office and Skype for Business only. I can live with having to do my MS Office stuff in a VM (we're not allowed to use wine here), but it is a pain having to run the VM for each Skype for Business meeting as well.

        • Olivier Lemaire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Microsoft join the Linux foundation... just to ******* up even more M$ has always did - no need to argument, just see the fact: no Office support, no Skype support (Skype client for Linux exists on Skype prior to the Skype acquisition by Microsoft)...

        • Bernard G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          The solution at my company was to switch to hangouts and google services.

          Much faster/more reliable and works on all devices without needing to install anything. I wonder why we didn't actually do it before.

        • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Skype for Bus on Linux is desperately needed by large tech organizations with lots of Linux desktops. The rest of Office365 works fine in a browser, why not skype web app? Is anyone even reading these messages? Would be nice to see a reply from Skype/MS....

        • Elias Faraclas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          As others have said tel.red is not a viable solution. Please, please, please make a Linux Desktop Client!

        • Matthias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          tel.red is not a mature solution.
          We really need a proper solution for our Linux users as well.

        • Yeah! commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          This is BADLY needed. Please at least enable enterprise login to the existing client - cant be too hard. Windows is not the only choice any more - be a player in the new field!

        • DV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          If it runs on Ubuntu we can consider staying with MS Office..

        • Phil Bradham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Yes, please, Linux version would be great...at this point even a way to compile our own! My company is moving away from WebEx and 'Pidgin + SIPE' only gets chat (maybe, as I haven't had time to try and set that up yet).

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