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How to Enable Skype to Lync 2010/2013 Instant Message/Presence Federation Right Now

I was testing the UC capabilities of the Surface RT and loaded and logged into the Surface Skype app. I was greeted with a message “Merge Your Accounts” (skype and Live Messenger). After this one-click process…Skype to Microsoft Lync 2010/2013 seems to be enabled!

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The federation is only IM and presence, but a great start. Below you see Skype for Surface RT running on the left and Lync 2010 running and receiving an IM on the left.

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Skype showing Lync 2010 contact presence in the Surface RT Skype app. Note that presence is merely available and invisible.

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If you have any more tips using this new federation capability, please post comment.

8 comments:

  1. good day, mr.Matt!
    I deployed Lync Server 2013 in my company.
    Now I have to to do federation between Lync 2013 and Skype.
    How can i doing that?

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    1. the way the above works with Lync is by setting up Lync, then a lync Edge and then configuring LiveMessenger PIC. We are all still waiting on full skype federation.

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    2. here is how you enable Lync Server 2013 to federate with Skype: http://windowspbx.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-configure-lync-server-2013-live.html

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  2. on the msn can you call peer to peer. So lync to msn

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  3. my question is normal skype account will also possible to federated or only business skye account is possible

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    1. All skype accounts. The only requirement is that you have microsoft account/livemessenger account associated with your skype account.

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  4. How to enable lync server 2010 to federate with skype?
    Thanks

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  5. Hi, That is awsome.I realy like it.I have also a blog like this.You can visit
    Skype Technical Support

    Thankyou
    Lacy Brown

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