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Can I join external skype for businees meeting with Teams?

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

Thank you 

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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
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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
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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

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.

 

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

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 @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.

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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
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Thanks for clarification. So we will have two parallel systems for eternity.
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@AKIMF 

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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@AKIMF  is there not reported in the USER VOICE?

I consider this as a serious problem that Microsoft will NOT allow these meeting to be made through Teams, until the use of Skype ends in 2021...

 

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Hello @Pedro_Fraile   There is a Uservoice item on this but it has very few votes and as noted above, since Skype is being phased out it's unlikely much will be done: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37656112-join-skype-meetings-f...

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Thank you!! Did it :)  @ThereseSolimeno 

 

Regards!