Skype for Business FAQ

IMPACT FOR LYNC 2010 OR LYNC 2013 USERS

Skype for Business FAQ - Impact on Lync

Is the Skype for Business client working with Lync Server 2010?

Yes. The Skype for Business client is working on Lync 2010, Lync Server 2013, Lync Online and Skype for Business Server. If the client preview is used with Lync Server 2010, only features supported by Lync Server 2010 will be supported in this case.

Will there be any changes for Lync 2010 or Lync 2013 customers and users?

Microsoft is updating the Lync 2013 client to enable 2013 customers to use the new Skype for Business UI immediately. There are no changes for Lync 2010 customers.

How do the security features of Skype for Business compare to Lync?

Skype for Business has all the same security features and mechanisms as Lync: end to end encryption of all signaling and media, authentication and authorization through Active Directory control, and eDiscovery and other compliance capabilities.

Will Lync users lose any functions or features when the product becomes Skype for Business?

No.