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Can I join external skype for businees meeting with Teams?

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Silvia Nemcova
Microsoft

Hello guys, do you guys know if I can join externally created Skype for Business meeting via MS Teams?

Thank you 

11 Replies

Hi,

 

If you have a scheduled Skype for Business meeting in your calendar you will be click the Join button in Teams, this will open an web browser that allows you to join the meeting with Skype for Business web application or with Skype for Business Windows application if that is installed on your computer. But the meeting won't open inside your Teams client.

 

When you click the join button you will get this option (if you have not installed the web app before)

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After you installed the Web App (small msi) you will be able to join the meeting in the SfB web app.

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No, you can’t unfortunately! Use both clients for this or the web app if Skype is uninstalled!
For more information:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/faq-journey
Hi Silvia,

You can join but it’ll use a SfB option. As Steven Collier says in this article Skype for Business meetings

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Joining-a-Skype-meeting-from-the-Teams-deskto...

It’s also confirmed in this article about halfway down.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-and-skypeforbusiness-coexistence-and-interoper...

Not from Teams I’m afraid

Best, Chris

Hello Silvia,

 

Yes,  you will be able to. Ask your admin to configure the Skype Meetings App in Teams admin center. Once you set up a preferred apps as Skype for business, when you click on the Skype invite link would automatically opens in teams 

 

TeamnSkype1.jpg Hope this helps, if you prefer not to use skype at all .. use the Island mode.

 

TeamnSkype2.jpg

To point out, its still the web version of skype!

The Skype for Business Web App is pretty good, I've been using it a lot the last 6 months after been running in TeamsOnly mode. 

 @Thuyavan Ganesan we set teams only for some users, but even then, they will have to open Skype for business meetings with the Skype for business web app. Teams won't work.

Teams will never support Skype meetings! Teams only means you use Teams for chat and meetings and won’t be able to schedule Skype meetings! The only way to enter a Skype meeting is via Skype client or web app
Thanks for clarification. So we will have two parallel systems for eternity.

@Andreas Kramer 

Actually SfB is being phased out, can't remember the exact date but sometime in 2021 I think it was, SfB will be gone

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