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Tony Richards
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Is it possible to present powerpoint slides from a Mac Sfb client?

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Yes, you can by sharing your screen. If you are asking about uploading slides, its definitely on our list but no public timing yet. One thing to consider is that with VBSS coming to the client, that may be the best way in the future to show PPT.

Thank you for the reply.  What is VBSS?

And does that answer apply to other presentation options like 'present program'?

Does VBSS = Video Based Screen Sharing?

That is right! VBSS = Video Based Screen Sharing. For most SfB platforms, its the default method now for screen sharing as it is generally much more reliable and efficient. RDP, our first share technology was focused on high fidelity but at some performance costs. So we made the shift to VBSS as the primary method for sharing.

On a related note, you can present a powerpoint presentation, from a Mac, if you join the meeting from a browser.  No, it isn't the SfB client but its a work around until/if the client supports presenting PPT presentations.

I have a Mac running Skype for Business 16.8.199 and I noticed last week that I`m able to share a PowerPoint.

It is added in version 16.7.0.188 (Insider Fast version)

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-Insider-releases-for-Skype-for-Business-on-Mac-7f190...

 

But I now see on the version download from the Microsoft site I`m also able to share a PowerPoint file.
Cannot find release notes about the updates. Added some printscreens of this new feature here http://www.inthecloud247.com/share-powerpoint-files-skype-business-mac/ 

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