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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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        • M.Schoofs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          For Azure, MS seems to be in Need ... and thus is collaborating with Canonical. ... for Skype they don't see the need I guess. ..

          Skype for business should be available on all platforms.
          In a true cloud vision, there is no room for O/S dependency !!

        • Liszkai Bence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          We need a linux solution. I'm using a virtual windows under linux, just because of Skype for Business. It's a pain.

        • Klaus Wiebe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          I was shocked Skype for Business is not available in the Linux environment. A communication tool should be able to establish one major thing: enable collaborators to communicate independent of platform restrictions.

        • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          It would be great if the Skype desktop client allowed you to join conferences by entering in a conference ID number. I have no idea why conferences are supported on both Windows and Mac but not Linux when there is already a Skype desktop app for Linux. I should be able to enter in my conference ID number and then join the conference from my desktop app.

        • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          Also, make the desktop client or web app capable of joining conferences without requiring payment for office 365 as some people just want to use Skype and don't want 365.

        • Frank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          +1 would like to use this application, it work very well with the standard application, let do the same for business.

        • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          My main development machine uses Linux/Ubuntu as OS.
          Currently I run SfB in a VM to join meetings with others within our organization.
          It would be a lot easier if there was a working SfB client application for Linux like the Skype client.

        • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          if ordinary Skype is supported on Linux than what is the challenge in releasing Skype for business client???

        • Marcus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          It is a known fact that Linux is gaining market among software developers (see [1]) as well as in other industries. At many companies (including the one I'm working at) Linux is the dominant OS among the employees.

          If Microsoft is serious about competing in the business segment (for instance with solutions like Office 365 E3), excluding Linux simply is not an option.

          Right now, Skype for Business is the *only* day-to-day O365-technology that requires Windows, either on a separate machine or in a virtual machine on a Linux desktop (of which neither is an acceptable solution).

          Full Linux support needs to be fixed A.S.A.P.

          [1] https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2016#technology-desktop-operating-system

        • Joseph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          It is about time. Right now. Or, rather, more like five years ago... Please!

        • pernecker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

          As majority of development people I worked on Linux and it is a pain to reboot for each meeting.

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