Deploying Skype for Business (Office 365)

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MVP

Scenario:
Customer are currently using Office 2010. They just bought Office 365 E3 for all users.
The customer wants to continue to use Office 2010 for another 6 months until all testing, templates etc. are ready for Office 365 (2016).
Until then, they want to deploy Skype for Business (365/2016), so I’ve created a simple Package/Application using the following settings:

 

download.xml:
<Configuration>
<Add OfficeClientEdition="32">
<Product ID="SkypeforBusinessRetail">
<Language ID="da-dk" />
</Product>
</Add>
</Configuration>

 

configure.xml
<Configuration>
<Add OfficeClientEdition="32">
<Product ID="SkypeforBusinessRetail">
<Language ID="da-dk" />
</Product>
</Add>
<Display Level="Full" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
</Configuration>

 

When we deploy this Application (Manuel or Automated using SCCM), we only get Skype for Business installed, so life is good.

But when the end user sign-in (and activate the license) all the products from the Office 365 Pro Plus package (word, Excel etc.) are being installed automatically.

Can this behavior be prevented so the user only gets Skype for Business or is this by design?

 

Thanks

Ronni Pedersen
Microsoft MVP: Enterprise Mobility

2 Replies

We're testing that right now... (as a fallbak solution).
But I'd perfer to use the "Full client", as it would be easier to update/upgrade when moving to the final version.