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Skype 6.3 Brings Skype to Lync Voice Federation

NOTE: You must have a Microsoft Account associated with the Skype user you want to call. Click Here

Skype 6.3 seems to bring Skype to Lync Voice. With Skype 6.2 we noticed that voice “kinda/partially” worked, but it appears that with Skype 6.3 calls can go in both directions and Caller ID seems to work correctly.

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Skype 6.3 required for Lync <-> Skype Voice federation.

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In Skype 6.2 the caller ID would not always indicate correctly, in 6.3 this seems to have been fixed and caller ID is indicated correctly in both Lync and Skype.

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Video is NOT enabled a this time. (This means Lync <-> Skype voice is AHEAD of schedule and Video is still on track for the timeline Microsoft has indicated)

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below is what happens if you try to start video from Lync (as expected)

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Below you can see presence coming from Lync to Skype:

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If you want my detailed analysis of how Lync <-> Skype federation works technically and behind the scenes, please click here.

Some other Lync <-> Skype articles you might have interest in:

  • How Do I Enable Lync <-> Skype Federation from Skype Side? Click Here
  • How Much Will Lync <-> Skype Federation Cost? Click Here
  • How Does Lync <-> Skype Federation Work Under the Hood? Click Here
  • Nov 2012: Lync <-> Skype IM/P Has Started Working: Click Here
  • Feb 2013: Lync <-> Skype Voice Has Started Working for Some: Click Here

2 comments:

  1. great news, and it worked like a charm!

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    1. Great to hear Lasse! any more feedback, I eager to hear every detail you discover!

      thanks

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