Skype For Business 2016 - Where Can I Download????



  • We have the Office 365 Enterprise E1 so we get Exchange Online and Skype For Business. We buy the Office Suite individually.

    I upgraded my PC with Office 2016 Professional today and the older Skype for Business (via our Office 365 portal) is the old version and will not install with Office 2016 installed.

    Is there a direct link to download Skype for Business 2016? I've tried searching for it and nothing has turned up.

    Thanks...



  • Has Office 2016 gone live yet? I thought that was next week?



  • @Dashrender said:

    Has Office 2016 gone live yet? I thought that was next week?

    I think today was the release date.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Has Office 2016 gone live yet? I thought that was next week?

    Yessir...purchased it via the Microsoft Store and my Office 365 Home accounts all got it today. I just need the latest Skype for Business client.

    Funny story and long story made short...I had to use Chrome to get the Office 2016 Professional (standalone) on my work PC today. Kept giving errors with Edge. LOL



  • @garak0410 said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Has Office 2016 gone live yet? I thought that was next week?

    Yessir...purchased it via the Microsoft Store and my Office 365 Home accounts all got it today. I just need the latest Skype for Business client.

    Funny story and long story made short...I had to use Chrome to get the Office 2016 Professional (standalone) on my work PC today. Kept giving errors with Edge. LOL

    I have had so many issues with Edge,.. I don't consider it a 'browser'.



  • @gjacobse said:

    @garak0410 said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Has Office 2016 gone live yet? I thought that was next week?

    Yessir...purchased it via the Microsoft Store and my Office 365 Home accounts all got it today. I just need the latest Skype for Business client.

    Funny story and long story made short...I had to use Chrome to get the Office 2016 Professional (standalone) on my work PC today. Kept giving errors with Edge. LOL

    I have had so many issues with Edge,.. I don't consider it a 'browser'.

    I am hoping for MS's sake that edge gets a major update in the Oct release.



  • Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."



  • @garak0410 said:

    Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."

    More outages! Skype, Office 365, downloads, Azure. What a week for them.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @garak0410 said:

    Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."

    More outages! Skype, Office 365, downloads, Azure. What a week for them.

    I don't know if this was an outage or more along the the lines that they haven't uploaded the Skype 2016 binary to the O365 sites yet.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @garak0410 said:

    Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."

    More outages! Skype, Office 365, downloads, Azure. What a week for them.

    That's it! I'm going Mac!

    Just kidding...just doing the normal reaction when we get frustrated with Microsoft... 🙂



  • @garak0410 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @garak0410 said:

    Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."

    More outages! Skype, Office 365, downloads, Azure. What a week for them.

    That's it! I'm going Mac!

    Just kidding...just doing the normal reaction when we get frustrated with Microsoft... 🙂

    That's funny normally my reaction is that I'm going Linux.



  • Skype for Business 2016 Service Degraded

    Current Status: Engineers are developing a solution to ensure that the affected Skype for Business installation URLs route affected users to the newest version of the Skype for Business client. Once development phase completes, engineers will perform tests to ensure the fix is a valid solution and deploy it throughout the affected environment. 
    
      User Experience: Affected users who have upgraded to Office 2016 are unable to install Skype for Business 2016. The Skype for Business 2016 installation URL located on the Office 365 homepage is not routing affected users to the newest version of Skype for Business. As a result, some users may receive the error message: “We have detected that you have a newer version of Office installed on your device. If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove these newer products and try again.” 
    
     Customer Impact: Impact is isolated to customers who have purchased the Office 365 business Premium subscription. Analysis indicates that the scope of customers experiencing impact appears to be very limited with only a few customers reporting the issue.
    
     Incident Start Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:30 AM UTC
    
     Next Update by: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM UTC


  • @DustinB3403 said:

    Skype for Business 2016 Service Degraded

    Current Status: Engineers are developing a solution to ensure that the affected Skype for Business installation URLs route affected users to the newest version of the Skype for Business client. Once development phase completes, engineers will perform tests to ensure the fix is a valid solution and deploy it throughout the affected environment. 
    
      User Experience: Affected users who have upgraded to Office 2016 are unable to install Skype for Business 2016. The Skype for Business 2016 installation URL located on the Office 365 homepage is not routing affected users to the newest version of Skype for Business. As a result, some users may receive the error message: “We have detected that you have a newer version of Office installed on your device. If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove these newer products and try again.” 
    
     Customer Impact: Impact is isolated to customers who have purchased the Office 365 business Premium subscription. Analysis indicates that the scope of customers experiencing impact appears to be very limited with only a few customers reporting the issue.
    
     Incident Start Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:30 AM UTC
    
     Next Update by: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM UTC
    

    Interesting...thanks!

    As a long suffering Windows Phone fan and user, I am starting wonder if Microsoft will ever roll things out correctly.



  • @garak0410 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @garak0410 said:

    Microsoft Office team just stated this: "We are actively working on this and will circle back soon. Stay tuned."

    More outages! Skype, Office 365, downloads, Azure. What a week for them.

    That's it! I'm going Mac!

    Just kidding...just doing the normal reaction when we get frustrated with Microsoft... 🙂

    I'll go Linux before I go Mac... Especially since @scottalanmiller had so much issue with his crashing...



  • @garak0410 said:

    @DustinB3403 said:

    Skype for Business 2016 Service Degraded

    Current Status: Engineers are developing a solution to ensure that the affected Skype for Business installation URLs route affected users to the newest version of the Skype for Business client. Once development phase completes, engineers will perform tests to ensure the fix is a valid solution and deploy it throughout the affected environment. 
    
      User Experience: Affected users who have upgraded to Office 2016 are unable to install Skype for Business 2016. The Skype for Business 2016 installation URL located on the Office 365 homepage is not routing affected users to the newest version of Skype for Business. As a result, some users may receive the error message: “We have detected that you have a newer version of Office installed on your device. If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove these newer products and try again.” 
    
     Customer Impact: Impact is isolated to customers who have purchased the Office 365 business Premium subscription. Analysis indicates that the scope of customers experiencing impact appears to be very limited with only a few customers reporting the issue.
    
     Incident Start Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:30 AM UTC
    
     Next Update by: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM UTC
    

    Interesting...thanks!

    As a long suffering Windows Phone fan and user, I am starting wonder if Microsoft will ever roll things out correctly.

    Now why would they do that? have have to have something to work on,..



  • @gjacobse I went Linux... the only thing aggravating the crap out of me are things like Origin games installer that won't work properly in Wine, lol.





  • Is this still Lync on the backend or did they change that?



  • Still Lync. No plans for that to change.



  • Guess we got lucky. The version downloaded from the portal for us had all the updated clients, including Skype for Business 2016 (sans InfoPath, but we expected that).



  • Oh, also, I heard there was an issue with the OneDrive for Business sync client... Trying to find link to article\post...

    MJF tweeted about it earlier... https://twitter.com/maryjofoley


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